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Morrison Chute

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1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -2,969' -905 m
High: 10,711' 3,265 m
Low: 7,742' 2,360 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 33% (18°)
Max Slope: 48% (25°)
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Trail shared by Brice Pollock

A wide open chute from Mt. Morrison ridge.

Brice Pollock
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

From the ridge connecting Mini Morrison and Mt. Morrison, ski down the chute. Skied corn down this in spring as late as 4 PM! It looks like it could hold some powder earlier in season, as I found some powder in the southern areas, which rarely get sun. Be careful! There are lots of rock falls near the sides, evidence of wet slide avalanches, and decent-sized cornices on the steep section near the start.

You likely will have to skin or boot pack out on either the north or south trail back to the trailhead.

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The view looking down the chute from near top. See avalanche debris near snowboarder.
Apr 19, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA
Ascending the lower saddle.
Apr 18, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA

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