Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Eldorado Bowl

Route & General Observations

Road observations. Multiple glide cracks opened up in Eldorado bowl on E to S aspects. One glide crack had released. Uncertain of timing, but did not notice the slide the prior day.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Wet SlabAspect Southeast
Elevation 4200ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Glide avalanche in Eldorado bowl. SE aspect. ~4200' elevation. Did not witness release, uncertain of timing.

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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Overcast, calm, ~30*F at Independence mine parking lot.