Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Punk spines

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Route & General Observations

Remote triggered from ridge.
Riding down the snowmachine uptrack slope to avoid main punk spine zone. Crossed over the ridge connecting the two zones and had a remote trigger from over 100 feet away. Crown was 6-8″ deep with a few step downs lower on the face down to the persistent weak layer.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowboarderAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect SoutheastElevation 4000ft
Slope Angle 37degCrown Depth 6in
Width 2000ftVertical Run 1500ft
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

Remote trigger from snowboarder on ridge next to main slope. See photo for tracks

Events of the day

Easy day riding mellow terrain. Lots of natural sheds from wet heavy fresh snow on top of warm sunny afternoon.

Rescue events

No need to rescue. No parties captured in moving snow. Remote triggered

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