Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Gold cord lake chutes

Route & General Observations

First line of the day we skied at the back of the Rae Wallace/Microdot bowl. (Small chute skiers left of the cable). On the decent, I decided to ski skiers left of our booter and found a hollow slab on my first two turns. I skied off it and my partners skied around it without incident. Our second lap, we went up standard Microdot to get a look at the gold cord lake chutes and discovered someone had triggered a small soft slab that appeared very similar to the slide on Microdot south aspect. Looked to have failed on NSF on a a crust.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect South
Elevation 4400ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Looks to be skier triggered and looked to have failed again on NFS on a crust

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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
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