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Desolation Lake Route

Easy

Trail

1.8 mile 3.0 kilometer point to point
Ascent
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 958' 292 m
Descent: -18' -6 m
High: 9,235' 2,815 m
Low: 8,285' 2,525 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 10% (6°)
Max Slope: 20% (12°)
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Avalanche risk for Nov 26, 2017: Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

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The way to Desolation Lake.

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Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

A skin track will get set by someone, and become well established by all who'll follow, that takes the right-fork at the sign up Mill D North Fork that heads towards Desolation Lake. The line drawn on the map is an approximate location of that track. (Note that the sign may be completely buried beneath the snow, so look for a prominent fork in the skin track.)

This area is breathtaking, and an easy skin at an easy grade. Watch out for moose.

Once at the lake, there are many options, but this place is much more avalanche-prone than its neighboring Powder Park Route area.

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Feb 21, 2019
Spencer Wilcoxson
Took 9990 from the canyons ski resort. Rode the North facing aspect

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