Avalanche Basin to the damn fine woods

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5' 2 m

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-1,147' -350 m

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6,961' 2,122 m

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5,819' 1,773 m

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17%

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34%

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Great run into the Crystal mountain southback without any hiking.

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By far the easiest way to get some great powder laps in the south back.

From the top of chair 6, follow the traverse to start of the bootpack up the throne and then keep traversing all the way across Campbell basin (stay high) to the gate into Avalanche Basin.

Go through the gate and pick your line down the bowl. At the bottom of the bowl, instead of following most of the tracks out to the left, back to the base of chair 6, follow the set of tracks that breaks right after you enter the woods (or if you're lucky break trail) into the damn fine woods.

Then, pick your line through the open trees down to Elizabeth Lake and across the flats back to the Queens run. These trees always seem to hold some of the best powder on the mountain!

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Avalanche risk for Apr 22, 2017: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

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