Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: The Pinnacle

Route & General Observations

Recent wet slab on WSW aspect of the Pinnacle.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Wet SlabAspect West Southwest
Elevation 5000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidth 150ft
Vertical Run 500ft  
Avalanche Details

Wet slabs occurred some time in the afternoon or evening of Sunday March 31.

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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High of 50 degrees F at Gold Cord Mine (4050'), 43 degrees F at Independence Mine (3450'), and 39 degrees F at Marmot Ridge (4500'). Wind calm to light and variable.

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