Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Punk spines

Route & General Observations

Remote triggered from ridge.
Riding down the snowmachine uptrack slope to avoid main punk spine zone. Crossed over the ridge connecting the two zones and had a remote trigger from over 100 feet away. Crown was 6-8″ deep with a few step downs lower on the face down to the persistent weak layer.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowboarderRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Southeast
Elevation 4000ftSlope Angle 37deg
Crown Depth 6inWidth 2000ft
Vertical Run 1500ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

Remote trigger from snowboarder on ridge next to main slope. See photo for tracks

Events of the day

Easy day riding mellow terrain. Lots of natural sheds from wet heavy fresh snow on top of warm sunny afternoon.

Rescue events

No need to rescue. No parties captured in moving snow. Remote triggered

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