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blueBlack Chikadee North Aspect

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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -611' -186 m
High: 9,165' 2,794 m
Low: 8,554' 2,607 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 37% (20°)
Max Slope: 45% (24°)
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Trail shared by Tim Varner

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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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