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The Pinky

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0.5 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,500' -457 m
High: 12,257' 3,736 m
Low: 10,757' 3,279 m

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Avg Slope: 52% (28°)
Max Slope: 74% (37°)
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Trail shared by J. Bella

A narrow shot through the trees that holds cold powder days after a storm.

J. Bella
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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The Pinky is narrow and sheltered from sun by the tall spruce and douglas firs that border this chute. When the larger chutes have a suncrust or have been hardened by wind, this is a good bet to find powder. Usually skiable from treeline down, the bottom third of the line skirts the Ring Finger's apron and runs across the Williams Lake Trail.

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Shredding
Feb 14, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM
Shredding the Pinky Trib on a Spring pow day
Jan 7, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
View west from Kachina's east side
Dec 30, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
The Ring Finger has several starting zones, this is the most prominent and widest, below the cliffs that line the chute near treeline
Jan 7, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Bottom of the Pinky Chute, riding into the apron
Jan 7, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM

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