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Spruce Creek basin - Francie's Cabin approach

Easy/Intermediate

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2.0 mile 3.2 kilometer point to point
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Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 879' 268 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,257' 3,431 m
Low: 10,378' 3,163 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 8% (5°)
Max Slope: 13% (7°)
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A decent little skin in that will get you warmed up.

Condor77 77
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Get an early start unless your staying at Francie's cabin (then lucky you). This is the approach to Francie's cabin (check outHutski.com and thehuts.org for more resources).

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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Mar 20, 2018
Dirtbag Dre
With the family. Absolutely amazing and oh so fun!
Jan 17, 2016
Andrew Beckman

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Just a bit of snow...
Mar 5, 2015 near Brecken…, CO

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