Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Thousand Dollar Run

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Route & General Observations

Drove the road to checkout coverage after this latest storm. An avalanche was visible from the parking lot(see details below). Overall coverage is getting better but early season conditions still exist. above 4000′ the snowpack appeared wind effected and deeper than lower elevations.

Contact, Location & General Observations
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Forecaster Comments

While this observation mentions people involved, it is important to note that no person was caught, carried or buried. The person involved triggered the avalanche remotely near them, on the same slope they were riding.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowboarderAvalanche Type Hard Slab
Aspect North NortheastElevation 4200ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth4ft
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

A group of riders came down and stated that they remote triggered an avalanche and whumping and shooting cracks were observed. The crown was estimated at four feet, and was at the old/new snow interface. Riders mentioned that another avalanche occurred but couldn't be observed from the road.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Recent snow fall, signs of wind effect/loading could be observed up high.

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