Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: West Slopes Above Gold Mint Trail

Route & General Observations

Two small D1 avalanches notes on cross loaded areas of west facing slopes. Sastrugi and wind slabs were very difficult to differentiate, as some wind slabs had their surface affected by strong winds. Widespread cross loading was observed even on west facing slopes

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect West
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angle 30deg
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

D1. Wind slab from crossloading

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Cold clear