Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Summit Lake area

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect South Southwest
Elevation 3800ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 15inWidth 15ft
Vertical Run 20ft  
Avalanche Details

Hard slab, looked like it had been remote triggered by a snow machine. It released from a small terrain feature, the slope quickly shallowed which prevented it from running very far. What was also cool to see was that the slab was almost entirely intact in a single piece!

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Slight breeze, cloudy turning to sunny/partly cloudy by the afternoon.