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Chikadee North Aspect

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Ascent

-611' -186 m

Descent

37%

Avg Slope (20°)

45%

Max Slope (24°)

9,165' 2,794 m

High

8,554' 2,607 m

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Shared By Tim Varner

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Avalanche risk for Jan 22, 2019: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

Full forecast for SAC: Central Sierra Nevada — Brought to you by Sierra Avalanche Center

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When others avoid a descent with a required skin out, you profit in pow.

Tim Varner
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Snowmobiles are prohibited in this area.

Need to Know

Watch for snowshoers and cross-country skiers on the skin back.

Description

This is a wide but short, gladed face with nice steeps. The trees and north-facing nature of the aspect keep the snow cold. It also receives a nice wind buff from the prevailing westerlies.

For getting out, reapply skins whenever your line runs out of steam and head NW. Follow a gentle ascent along the contours of the terrain until it flattens out. Try to stay a bit south of the stream to avoid weeds and hassle, and usually there will be a skin track in the valley headed back toward the cars.

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