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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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