Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Ray-Wallis Bowl

Route & General Observations

I saw two remote triggered avalanches and one direct action triggered avalanche while in the Ray-Wallis bowl.The avalanches are now small in both destructive and relative to path.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect SouthwestElevation 3800ft
Slope Angle 37degCrown Depth 16in
Width 30ftVertical Run 150ft
Avalanche Details


Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Soft wind slab overlays several centimeters of facets which all resides on top of the melt/freeze crust.