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Kangaroo Ridge

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1.3 Miles 2.2 Kilometers


Ascent

1,370' 418 m

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Descent

19%

Avg Slope (11°)

41%

Max Slope (22°)

6,553' 1,997 m

High

5,183' 1,580 m

Low

Shared By Casey Engstrom

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Avalanche risk for Apr 28, 2018: Moderate

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

Full forecast for NWAC: WA Cascades East, North — Brought to you by Northwest Avalanche Center

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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.

Description

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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