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The Middle Finger

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0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,096' -334 m
High: 11,800' 3,597 m
Low: 10,703' 3,262 m

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Avg Slope: 52% (27°)
Max Slope: 70% (35°)
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Trail shared by J. Bella

Variable technical terrain and steep pitches, an aggressive line in the alpine forest.

J. Bella
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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This line offers the most varied terrain of the Fingers. The descent begins on a sub-ridge below the South Peace Chute and continues through a narrow slide path that widens before dropping out on a series of glacial moraine rock benches above the Williams Lake Trail. Keep your sights set on the terrain changes ahead for this ride.

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Photos

Peace Chute March 17, 2019
Apr 4, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM
View west from Kachina's east side
Dec 30, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Peace Chute looking up the rocky choke after an early season, R2D2 avalanche washed out the chute.
Jan 20, 2019 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

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