Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Microdot

Route & General Observations

Toured up microdot, first skiing the Lower shoulder below the main chute. Skied second lap on main shoot and triggered a slab sitting over a melt freeze crust when entering the chute. Crown was about 4 inches deep (I think?) and D1 in size. Was able to safely ski to a rib and let it shed.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Also one member of our group did get one whumph, and we did note small cracks at one point on our skin track (only spreading about 3 ft from our skis).

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