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1.3 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,370' 418 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,553' 1,997 m
Low: 5,183' 1,580 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 19% (11°)
Max Slope: 41% (22°)
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Trail shared by Casey Engstrom

Avalanche risk for Apr 17, 2019: Unknown

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A short, steep ascent with access to great tree shots.

Casey Engstrom
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
20 is closed midwinter, use snowmobile or high-octane legs for midwinter access. Check with DOT for road conditions.

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This area is a good place to head for some storm day skiing. If done correctly, the approach and descent avoid serious avalanche terrain. The route up is less than an hour's skin, and though strenuous at the end, is definitely lap-able terrain. The ascent starts with a gentle traverse in, and then switchbacks up the ridge.

Be wary of setting the skintrack too far to the skinners left, as it can traverse under avalanche terrain. Then ski down near the skin track or to the skiers left of it. Skiing too far left cliffs out. Once you reach the bottom, slap your skins of for another lap.

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