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A large, open, and generally low angle slope with a short approach.


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2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Ascent

5,119' 1,560 m

High

2,504' 763 m

Low

2,615' 797 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

23%

Avg Slope (13°)

50%

Max Slope (27°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

This is a great low angle area if snow conditions are bad on your steeper objectives.

Park anywhere along the Richardson Highway between the Trims DOT camp and the Castner Creek bridge. Just South of MP 218 is a roughly cut trail helps you make your way through the dense alder and spruce to above treeline.. It may be steep at times and may require additional work to make it more user-friendly.

Pick your way up the trail until you break above treeline. It is possible, through careful route finding, to make it to the top of the ridge without exposing yourself to terrain steeper than 30 degrees.

Minimal terrain traps and hazards along with generally low angle slopes make this a great place to take beginner backcountry skiers (except for the trees down low (they suck!).

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James Smith

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Photos

Klara crushes the last steep step in the lower sections of the Devils Thumb Ridge trail. Fleeting January sunlight shine on peaks across the Delta River in the background.
Jan 19, 2021 near Black R…, AK
Pit above treeline on Devil May Care.
Mar 25, 2016 near Black R…, AK
Skiers head up the skin track for another lap in springtime conditions. Even when avalanche conditions are high, this area has some great low angle skiing!
Mar 22, 2016 near Black R…, AK
Halfway, looking up Devil May Care.
Mar 12, 2015 near Black R…, AK
Raphaelle navigates the alders down low on the approach
Mar 12, 2015 near Black R…, AK
View of the Devils Thumb Ridge slopes from the start of the trail. The easiest approach tends to be right up the middle.
Mar 12, 2015 near Black R…, AK

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