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Wildy 3 ~ Eastern Philosophy

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0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,387' -423 m
High: 12,340' 3,761 m
Low: 10,953' 3,338 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 52% (28°)
Max Slope: 126% (52°)
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Trail shared by J. Bella

A steep, gnarly chute and an open pow field. Don't let your fears hold you back.

J. Bella
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

Class 3 avalanche terrain. www.TaosAvalancheCenter.org andNNMAE.org are good sites to find and share info.

Description

Accessing this line from the top requires rappelling down a large cliff. Otherwise, the line can be climbed when avalanche potential is low. From the bottom of the large cliff band at the top, the chute is narrow and steep; it gradually widens and levels onto an open pow field.

History & Background

Skiing on Kachina's east side is a cherished treasure. Avalanches occur often here, but when it's safe to ride, this is some of the best terrain around.

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Stable conditions during January 2016
Jan 10, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Enter the Dragon, Eastern Philosophy, Harrison's, Big Al's Run ~ storm sluffs March 18, 2015
Jan 10, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Enter the Dragon, aka Wildy 4 with a deep above-average snowpack April 1, 2019
Apr 3, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM

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