From the Deer Creek Ascent
, drop through the trees to the north. The entire run is in the trees, but it never gets too dense and there are numerous small openings. Deer Creek creates a terrain trap, so the goal is to end at the intersection of Deer Creek and Hwy 550. This area can hold great snow even in warmer conditions. It is a great route to connect with the Coal Creek
At the end, retrace your route, walk up the highway or throw a thumb out!