Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Gold Cord Peak

Route & General Observations

While touring up the unnamed peak N/NE of Bullion, witnessed wind loading and triggered dry loose. Only entrained the new snow, didn’t step down below the crust. Ran 1,000 vert. Unknown width. Debris pile looked to be a few feet deep. Poor lighting and was observed from .5 mile away. See pics.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Dry Loose SnowAspect Southwest
Elevation 5200ftSlope Angle 40deg
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Run 1000ft  
Avalanche Details

While skinning we observed wind flagging from E/SE winds loading the ridge that comes off the south end of Gold Cord. About 30 minutes later (11 am) a dry loose released. Unknown if a small hard windslab had formed or just wind loading caused the dry loose avalanche. 1000 vert. Only new soft surface snow.

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