Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Reed lakes trail/snowbird mine

Route & General Observations

Snowbirdmine/reed lakes from archangel. Everything below 3500 ft shedding to bed surface on all aspects over 30 degrees. Large slabs and run outs throughout the pass

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Wet SlabAspect Southeast
Elevation 4000ftSlope Angle 40deg
Crown Depth5ftWidth 300ft
Vertical Run 1500ft  
Avalanche Details

Wet slabs releasing on all aspects. Deep Persistent layer 5 ft crowns and sometimes to bed surface. Run outs reaching the valley floor with debris 10- 15 ft deep. A lot of hang fire still up high and a wet snowpack.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Some rain? No wind temp 42

Snow surface

Wet snow


Deep persistent slab plus spring shed

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