Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Peak 4600' - East Face, Government Peak - NE Face

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Route & General Observations

Road observation from approx. MP 12 on Hatcher Pass Road. Avalanches observed on E face of Peak 4600 and on NE Face of Government Peak.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect EastElevation 4200ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Avalanche on east face of Peak 4600' and connecting to an adjacent avalanche on a N aspect of gully running E-W between 3200' and 3600' on same face. Also, the entire northeast face of Government Peak (proper) seems to have sympathetically released as well. All from this last storm/wind cycle. I would estimate both slide areas at SS-NS-R3.5-D2-I

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

These observations made day after road closure removed. At some point during this last storm/wind cycle, multiple avalanches released on a diversity of aspects.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Clear with good visibility, light winds, temperatures in mid 20s F.

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