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Craig's Line

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0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,701' -518 m
High: 12,605' 3,842 m
Low: 10,905' 3,324 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 47% (25°)
Max Slope: 91% (42°)
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Trail shared by J. Bella

The Goods.

J. Bella
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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For more information,taosavalanchecenter.org andnnmae.org are useful sites to find and share information about the Taos backcountry.

Description

Named for a legendary backcountry skier who has likely logged more vertical than anyone else in the Taos area, this line covers everything from the high alpine along the Wheeler Peak North Ridge route to the bottom of the valley.

Dropping from the top, stay high on a sub-ridge to the top of the Finger Chutes. Just skier's left of the Pinky Trib are some open shots funneling across treeline leading through some old-growth forest to a classic New Mexican Sangres, below treeline wide open slide path. At the bottom of the path, pick a random line through the open trees to 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
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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