“This is a steep line down an avalanche gully.”
— J. Bella
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Wilderness area, no mechanized equipment, drones etc.
Need to Know
Class 3 avalanche terrain and poor cell phone service make caution necessary here.
This is the middle and most prominent line in a series of steep avalanche-prone gullies in the south-facing bowl at the head of Long Canyon
. Strong winds deposit snow at the top of this ridge, and the gullies below act like a sluice and catch snow that forms vertical drifts in the terrain features.