Spruce Creek basin - Francie's Cabin approach
ElevationAscent: 879' 268 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,257' 3,431 m
Low: 10,378' 3,163 m
GradeAvg Slope: 8% (5°)
Max Slope: 13% (7°)
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“A decent little skin in that will get you warmed up.”— Condor77 77
Park at the Spruce Creek trailhead and skin up. Start up the Spruce Creek trailhead, you'll come to a Y in the trail. Veer to the left continuing on Spruce Creek trail (taking the the right will put you on the Crystal Creek approach). Continue along Spruce Creek for roughly a 1 mile. There will a sharp switchback heading to the north at this point, this is Crystal Lake road. Take this switchback onto Crystal Creek road and continue up it for a little under 3/4 of a mile. You'll eventually connect with the Crystal Creek basin approach and break out of tree line. Continue on the Crystal Creek basin approach.
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