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blue South Jackal Trees

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0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -752' -229 m
High: 11,595' 3,534 m
Low: 10,843' 3,305 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 28% (16°)
Max Slope: 42% (23°)
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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

Avalanche risk for Apr 30, 2019: Moderate

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

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Beautiful skiing between connected open glades.

Nick Wilder
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

You can ski in almost all directions off the Jackal Hut, but this is a particularly good line that connects many wide-open slopes with sparse trees. Other sections are also good but tend to run into dense forest before you get a very long run.

For the longest continual line, traverse west from the hut without dropping elevation until you get to a nice big (100') clearing in the trees. Drop straight down the fall line, perhaps trending a little right, into the trees below. Wiggle around, basically taking the fall line, and you should be able to connect many open slots in the trees. Stop whenever you want, but you'll probably be forced to by the time you hit the bottom of a small drainage.

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