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Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Upper Willow Creek

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Route & General Observations

Sledding in Upper Willow Creek.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerAvalanche Type Hard Slab
Aspect WestElevation 4100ft
Slope Angle 40degCrown Depth4ft
Width 150ftVertical Run 150ft
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

Snowmachine side hilling on lower part of slope. The slope above and to the side of him fractured as he was descending. The sledder was able to accelerate out of the way of the avalanche.

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Observer Comments

Significant new snow and some indication of wind transport, loading.

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