Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: The Pinnacle- IM to Archangel Valley

Route & General Observations

The pinnacle south to the pinnacle north face.

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Forecaster Comments

The small avalanches that are described in the obs appear to have occurred lower in the Pinnacle valley on the Archangel side in rocky, steep convex terrain features.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect North Northeast
Elevation 3700ftSlope Angle 35deg
Crown Depth 5inWidth 25ft
Vertical Run 30ft  
Avalanche Details

Small isolated slabs released by skiers in two different turns on the same run at the north side of the pinnacle getting to the bottom of the valley, at slightly different elevations but same aspect. Both probably were D1, low vis didn't allow to see a lot but we saw them start and run. We also saw shooting cracks during the day at different elevations and aspects. The surface snow was moist up to the ridges with good cohesion and bad bonding to older snow. Crown varied from 3-6" thick.