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4th Wave

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0.2 mile 0.3 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -427' -130 m
High: 12,171' 3,710 m
Low: 11,745' 3,580 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 42% (23°)
Max Slope: 48% (26°)
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Trail shared by J. Bella

This short and steep line heads down an avalanche-prone face.

J. Bella
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Wilderness area, no mechanized equipment, drones etc.

Description

This open line drops a few hundred feet into an alpine basin, and is one of 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.

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Photos

Long Canyon just before sunrise on a cold December morning.
Feb 15, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Ray Rose surfing the frozen waves in Long Canyon
Feb 15, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Waves and debris.
Feb 4, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM
7th Wave a few days after an R2D2 avalanche ran
Feb 4, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM

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