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1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 386' 118 m
Descent: -14' -4 m
High: 11,339' 3,456 m
Low: 10,968' 3,343 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 4% (2°)
Max Slope: 14% (8°)
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Avalanche risk for Apr 30, 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.

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This is a quick way to a less-traveled part of Mayflower Gulch.

Jacob Winey
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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Start from the Mayflower Gulch parking area. Just a hundred yards or so up the trail, it opens up with a spectacular view of Fletcher Mountain. From here, find a good place to cross the creek on your left and make your way up to an aqueduct north of the creek. This aqueduct is frequented by snowshoers and other winter travelers, so it's pretty easy to find. Follow this all the way around the west side of Mayflower Hill until you reach the next drainage, which is Humbug Creek.

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