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blueBlack Snowshoe Approach

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0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 813' 248 m
Descent: -19' -6 m
High: 10,734' 3,272 m
Low: 9,921' 3,024 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 28% (15°)
Max Slope: 57% (29°)
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A moderate climb through south-facing aspen and pine forests with great views of Taos Ski Valley.

J. Bella
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Start at the Bull of the Woods Trail in the parking lot by the Twining Campground. After 0.5-0.6 miles, leave the trail and head uphill into the forest; make a switchback to the southwest and traverse uphill, beneath some steep south-facing terrain. Continue through the forest towards an aspen-filled gully. Switchback up this gully until the slope angle lessens, then head northeast into a stand of conifer trees. Continue on an uphill traverse through the pines until they open up onto a slightly steeper slope. Climb this slope and top out on an open area on the ridge above the Snowshoe Couloir.

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#329

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in Taos

#15

in New Mexico

#329

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