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Electric Peak via Beattie Gulch

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The most electrifying of the seven summits.


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Map Key

9.3

Miles

15.0

KM

Ascent

10,283' 3,134 m

High

5,212' 1,589 m

Low

5,089' 1,551 m

Up

18' 6 m

Down

10%

Avg Slope (6°)

37%

Max Slope (20°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Be respectful of private property along the ascent.

Description

An exciting winter summit, the fields on the Northern Bowl of Electric Peak offer great skiing. There are two possible ascents to the peak, this line features the northern option via Beattie Gulch. Expect 4-8 hrs for the ascent.

Once in Paradise Valley, cross onto the old Yellowstone Trail Via the cinnabar bridge. The parking lot is small and on the right-hand side of the road as seen in the map.

In the early fall and possibly late spring, the first ~5 miles (2600 vert) of this ascent can be done on a bike which makes the trip more feasible in one day. Once the road reaches a prominent ridge top among a few FS cabins, stash the bikes and continue upward towards the ridge.

Travel on skins becomes difficult here as there is significant dead-fall through the burn field.

Once through the burn field, skinning is again possible as you travel up along the ridge line into the N. shoulder of electric bowl.
Once at the bowl ski, one could either push around the bowl for a summit or evaluate terrain for skiing.

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Shared By:

Jesse Arroyo

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Photos

Old homestead on approach
Dec 12, 2017 near Gardiner, MT
Great View of electric along the ridgeline.
Dec 12, 2017 near Gardiner, MT
Gaining the Ridge
Dec 12, 2017 near Gardiner, MT
View of summit from N Ridge
Dec 12, 2017 near Gardiner, MT
Park Boundary Line approaching the dead fall
Dec 12, 2017 near Gardiner, MT
Biking Greatly Speeds up the ascent and final descent. Electric in the Background
Dec 12, 2017 near Gardiner, MT

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