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Gertrude's Nose Switchback Descent

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Use the fire road ascent as the line of descent.


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1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

Ski Line

1,566' 477 m

High

454' 138 m

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0' 0 m

Up

1,112' 339 m

Down

13%

Avg Slope (8°)

20%

Max Slope (11°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

There are several areas that are very narrow and moderately steep with trees and rocks encroaching on the line. Use caution that you don't pick up too much speed too fast.

Description

Follow the fire trail for the entire length of the descent. This makes the descent easier than the direct route and is a good option in the dark or in thin conditions.

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Gunks Jesse

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Skiing a wider section of Gertrude's Nose Switchback trail
Mar 13, 2015 near Pine Bush, NY
Skiing the first pitch of Gertrude's Nose Direct
Mar 13, 2015 near Kerhonkson, NY
Gertrude's Nose Switchback Descent
Mar 13, 2015 near Pine Bush, NY
Approaching the rock fall area at the top of Gertrude's Nose
Mar 13, 2015 near Kerhonkson, NY
Gertrude's Nose Switchback Descent after work.
Mar 13, 2015 near Kerhonkson, NY

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Feb 25, 2015
Gunks Jesse
with Kim and Leslie 1.6mi — 0h 30m