Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Microdot

Route & General Observations

Quick tour from parking lot to about 4500ft on microdot shoulder. Weather was overcast and alternating between periods of light rain, light snow, no precip, and mixed precip. Winds were calm and visibility was poor. Light snow leaving the parking lot around 4pm which turned to rain at lower elevations

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type GlideAspect East
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Witnessed a glide crack release on Skyscraper at 1245. No one was on that slope at the time. Pictures attached.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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38 degrees and raining in the parking lot prior to departing. Overcast, poor visibility, calm winds. Turned to periods of snow and mixture of snow and rain.

Snow surface

Heavy, wet, dense snow, and sticky on the descent


Pit location: 61.79140, -149.26575, pictures attached
Elevation: 4,050ft
Aspect: 210 degrees
Slope angle: 27 degrees
Snow depth: 139cm
ECT-X. PST-X on both buried crust layers 65cm and 90cm from the ground

Photos & Video
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