Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Post Storm Avalanches 3/20

Route & General Observations

Dozens of natural avalanches from 3/18, 3/19, 3/20
Mostly wind slabs on leeward aspects (W>NE), some stepping down to PWL , 3000-4500′
Mostly storm slabs on windward (E>SW) , some stepping down to PWL, 3000-4000′




Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect East Southeast
Elevation 3500ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Mostly soft slabs, wind slabs, persistent slabs

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

Lots of natural avalanches from past few days.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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No new snow since 3/19
Winds ESE 4-7 mph, G 15-29 at 4500'. Winds NW 8-12 mph G 12-23 at 3505'
Cooler temps today 12-15 deg F at 4500'. 16-21 deg F at 3505'

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