“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.
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.