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blueBlack Gertrude's Nose Fire Road

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1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,101' 336 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,552' 473 m
Low: 451' 137 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 13% (7°)
Max Slope: 19% (11°)
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Trail shared by Gunks Jesse

This ascent of an old fire road accesses several pitches of moderate to steep glades.

Gunks Jesse
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Be considerate to local neighbors when parking.

Description

This route is usually best after at least 12 to 18" of snowfall. Expect to take an hour for the ascent from the car to the upper portion of the ridge. The trail is easy to follow and there are some side tracks that access different portions of the ridge.

Ski or ride down several unique gladed pitches. The upper pitch directly off the ridge ranges from very steep (I measure 40 degree sustained pitch in some areas) to moderate. The upper pitch is by far the best. Continue traveling towards the rocks for steeper pitches.

Lower sections have denser trees and scrub.

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Mar 10, 2015
Gunks Jesse
Heavy mashed potato snow. Started raining on the way up, probably last day of the season. 1.6mi — 1h 30m
Mar 6, 2015
Gunks Jesse
4" ice coating from freeze-thaw. Terrible conditions. Took forever to get down. 1.6mi — 3h 00m

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