Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Rae Wallace > Marmot

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Route & General Observations

Toured from Independence Mine lot to Rae Wallace / Marmot col . Then toured across Marmot and skied a SW ridge back to lot.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Glide
Aspect UnknownElevation 3500ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Observer Comments

Glide crack and point release avalanches on pretty much all aspects and angles. Glide cracks seem to be below 4000' while the point releases seem to be above 4000. Point releases are on both sunny southern aspects and shaded northern ascents. Glide cracks are where-ever they want to be.

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

Lots of debris. Lots of recent roller balls. Observed no roller balls or releases while touring - but we were done early afternoon before it warmed up.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Sunny. Inversion with temps hovering around freezing down low and in the mid 30s on top of Marmot.

Snow surface

Melt freeze crust everywhere except on shaded northern aspects. SW aspect of Marmot was turning isothermal when we descended.

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