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0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
Ascent
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 752' 229 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,808' 3,599 m
Low: 11,056' 3,370 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 16% (9°)
Max Slope: 29% (16°)
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Trail shared by Sterling Mudge

Avalanche risk for Apr 18, 2019: Low

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

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Quick approach from HWY 91 to low angle well spaced tree lines. Great early season and late season.

Sterling Mudge
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Powder lines at the headwaters of the Arkansas River. Ski below one of the largest mining areas in the world! This approach starts with a low angle skin until you reach the bottom of the run where you can most likely follow the skin track due west where you top out and shed the skins to make some great turns down.

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Nov 5, 2017
Stormin' Norman
Great short skin. North facing aspect so good for early/late season. A few thin spots but pretty good coverage today. Follow the rd over the rail t… 1mi
Dec 6, 2015
Sophie R

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