Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Far Side

Route & General Observations

We came up from the Rock Garden through Far Side to the Nosehairs

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect West
ElevationunknownSlope Angle 40deg
Crown DepthunknownWidth 500ft
Vertical Run 500ft  
Avalanche Details

It seemed like there was a lack of natural avalanches around the Independence Mine area given the circumstances. Some small ones on Marmot, Microdot and Skyscraper. This one was bigger. It was most of the face to the south of Pinacle to the bowl. Crown varied from a few inches to a few feet. It wrapped up and down and around the rock faces. We didn’t investigate further, we were running low on daylight. It probably happened a few days ago, maybe mid storm Monday/Tuesday?

No red flags or collapses throughout the day including outside the slide path

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