Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Porcupine meadows

Route & General Observations

I went out skiing today at the Porcupine meadows.  Just before the bench where it flattens out, there was a little avalanche.  The aspect was just a little south of due east and I measured the bed surface angle at 36 degrees.  It was about 25 feet across.

The crown was about 8″ and it appeared to be a storm slab that ran along the old melt/freeze/weird rain crust.

On the way up we observed small collapses especially around the trees.


Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Southeast
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidth 25ft
Vertical Rununknown  
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
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