Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Mile 15

Route & General Observations

Large avalanche crossed the road at mile 15. This was reported by a State Parks Ranger, I have not been up to see the slide and have been told not to go due to highly unstable conditions. Visibility is poor enough that we do not have much information on size, type, or depth of crown.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect South
Elevation 3200ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

A large natural triggered avalanche has crossed Hatcher Pass road at mile 15. DOT is closing the road and it is advised that people stay away from Hatcher until conditions stabilize.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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New snow of up to 15in has been reported. Windy last night, calmer today