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Red Mountain Descent

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Length

0.7 Miles 1.1 Kilometers


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Elevation

10' 3 m

Ascent

-505' -154 m

Descent

14%

Avg Slope (8°)

38%

Max Slope (21°)

9,506' 2,897 m

High

9,003' 2,744 m

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Avalanche risk for Feb 20, 2018: Considerable

Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential. Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely.

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A manageable descent through thin aspen and conifer over a couple mellow pillows with a final skin across the valley.

Zander Göpfert

Description

Starting from a fairly nondescript point in a thin aspen grove, this descent had fun sections through trees with a couple open slopes dotted with pillows at a low angle.

We followed the tracks of a ranger who had been conducting snowpack tests further up Red Mountain and chose the start point based on time and snow conditions. According to the ranger, there was a ~3 ft. snowpack with a weak layer ~1 ft. down.

The final three-tenths of a mile of this line mark the skin out across the valley, back to the Colorado River Trailhead.

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