Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Road closure Hatcher Pass

Route & General Observations

Drove up to Goldmint and got stuck at goldmint  for 4 hours while DOT cleared road from a large avalanche. Mountains are flushing out. 5 avalanches witnessed and/or debris observed between 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM.

Contact, Location & General Observations
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Forecaster Comments

This avalanche has been confirmed by DOT . We believe the starting zone was in marmot gully 2 and 3 but need better visibility to confirm. Debris ran from marmot , across the upper road, and across the lower road ending in the creek. The estimated size of the avalanche is D3/D3.5. An avalanche this size has not crossed the lower road since 1980.
Please don’t go look at it. The road is closed at gateway.

Avalanche Details
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Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
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Avalanche Details

Road closed Hatcher Pass. Avalanche crossed Hatcher Pass road around mile 13 or so. Just south of Paradise lower parking lot. Covered road 3 plus feet deep in debris and went to the river. Avalanche came off Marmot ridge. Appears gully 2, 3, and Firn all pealed. Saw avalanche come off north of Punk Spines and debris from recent avalanche at mile 10 Arkose ridge. Look for State avi observations to post