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blue Juniper

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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
Ski Line
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -753' -230 m
High: 10,169' 3,100 m
Low: 9,416' 2,870 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 23% (13°)
Max Slope: 43% (23°)
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Trail shared by Ryan Nevius

Avalanche risk for May 30, 2019: Moderate

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

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A nice, defined, north-facing line which zigzags through the trees of Lower Hidden Valley.

Ryan Nevius
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

This is a fun line that is well shielded from the elements. It holds snow well and is a worthwhile outing when the upper bowls are windblown and crusty.

It's easy to get off-route during the ascent, as the old "Spruce" line is the widest and most well-defined path. Keep an eye out and thread through the trees, instead of heading right toward Lower T-Bar. The upper half of the run is narrow in places, so be mindful of uphill traffic on your descent.

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