Tennessee Pass to Uncle Bud's Hut
ElevationAscent: 1,656' 505 m
Descent: -46' -14 m
High: 11,378' 3,468 m
Low: 9,768' 2,977 m
GradeAvg Slope: 5% (3°)
Max Slope: 12% (7°)
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“The easy route from your car to Uncle Bud's Hut.”— Nick Wilder
Cross the highway from where you parked, put your skins on, and follow the road for a quarter mile. Take a right, pass May Queen Campground, and contour around Turquoise Lake. The scenery is great, but the road is flat and kind of boring.
After 3 miles you'll come to an intersection. Going straight will take you to Skinner Hut, after 7 long miles. Take a right on Forest Service Road 107 and start climbing (finally!). Continue on this road, passing a few turnoffs. Keep an eye out for old mining cabins and debris as you continue climbing through the woods. Eventually you pop out in a clearing with the hut.
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