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Seagull Chute (East Tuscarora)

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Elevation

Ascent: 36' 11 m
Descent: -677' -206 m
High: 10,533' 3,210 m
Low: 9,889' 3,014 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 42% (23°)
Max Slope: 71% (35°)
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Avalanche risk for Nov 26, 2017: Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

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A tight pinch that leads you through 2 high walls down to an amazing apron.

Luu Kee
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

Look out for a wind cornice at the top, it will often form. Depending the season's snowfall, If it's already been ridden and snow / base is somewhat low/mid - you may want to pass and ski the south shoulder or roll around to the North and work towards the X & Y chutes.

Description

The entrance can be sprinkled with shark teeth and require a controlled step down past the first pinch (the first wing of the seagull) the second wing opens to nice hop turns, and let it rip out the apron as it's glorious.

Approach can been done multiple ways, but the simplest/most direct is to boot up the South ridge of Tuscarora, and you can enter just down to the South through the trees (in average to higher snow years the entrance is pretty straight forward)

The second favorable approach is descend down the south ridge of Mount Wolverine and skin up to the top of Tuscarora.

History & Background

This is the east face of Mount Tuscarora, just south of Mount Wolverine.

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Mar 17, 2015 near Alta, UT

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