Avalanche: Hatcher Pass


Route & General Observations

Skinned up Thousand, skied down. Whomps common.
Recent naturals (last night?) observed on Northerly faces, Southerly faces, and in gullies on the West side of Marmot.
Some crowning at the ridgecrest, some midslope, and some low on the slope.
Crowns at 4400′ to 2800′. Up to maybe 2′ tall.
All on steep ground, >35.
Some, not all, appear to have run on the ice crust armor that formed on top of the first storm of the season.
Ski-cut a few 32 to 35 degree mini slopes, they failed, but did not run.
Marker on the Map denotes only some of only the northerlies – no facility for multiple markers.
NOTE: 11:39 AM ob indicates that the southerly aspects on SkyScraper were remotely skier triggered.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
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