Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Two lakes valley, Above Delia creek

Route & General Observations

Toured up into two lakes valley and near top of mountain. Snow quality diminished on route to really strange and terrible, planned to ski a chute near the top. On the way to chute triggered hard wind slab avalanche. Conditions in chute were the same. Retraced up track then skied west face into Delia creek. Snow quality better but not great. At this point the light was fading so we snuck in a quick lap on Rae Wallace. Much better snow quality, wind had filled in skin track at ridge tops and some tracks.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Hard Slab
Aspect NorthElevation 4500ft
Slope Angle 37degCrown Depth 7in
Width 25ftVertical Run 20ft
Near Miss / Accident Details
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Observer Comments

I also observed the following:
Steep south facing.
Pretty large solar, 8” of mush on top.
Made me exit a slope very quickly.
No avy activity, but significant warming up of snowpack

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