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Sheep Creek Basin

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2.5 Miles 4.0 Kilometers


Ascent

1,037' 316 m

Ascent

-140' -43 m

Descent

9%

Avg Slope (5°)

21%

Max Slope (12°)

8,559' 2,609 m

High

7,573' 2,308 m

Low

Shared By Hilary Eisen

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Avalanche risk for May 2, 2018: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

Full forecast for GNFAC: Cooke City — Brought to you by Gallatin NF Avalanche Center

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An easy approach gets you into a basin with endless ski potential.

Hilary Eisen
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

From the visitor center in town find the Miller Road and follow the snowmobile trail up, eventually leaving the groomed road and heading west towards Sheep Basin. Once you enter the basin drop down towards the creek to avoid traversing the avalanche-prone south facing slopes of Miller. Follow the low ridge in the middle of the basin until you are forced to drop down to the creek. At this point you can skin up the north facing burn for mellow turns or head further up the basin for steeper lines.

This area is open to snowmobiles and there may be tracks or and/or sleds on any given slope.

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Dec 4, 2016
Andrew Wilson
Toured up the basin during a snowstorm that covered our tracks by the time we made our way out. Avy risk was high, visibility low. 7mi — 5h 30m

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