Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Japanese garden/Moose Meadow

Route & General Observations

Standard Japanese Garden uptrack from road. No red flags present until upper mid mountain above Treeline.

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Forecaster Comments

D-scale sizing needs to be verified, but we are suspecting the size of this avalanche may be closer to D2.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect East
Elevation 2400ftSlope Angle 30deg
Crown Depth 24inWidth 100ft
Vertical Run 100ft  
Avalanche Details

Remote triggered from 75yards away. Slide occurred on an isolated concave feature where active wind loading was present. Ran for 100’ before settling into a patch of alders.
After making observation skiers noticed a D3-3.5 with a 5’x75yd crown on leeward gully off of ridge line that connects to govt pk. Another party was skiing S windward side of gully, however unsure of whether they triggered or if it was natural.

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