Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Need to Know
Class 2 avalanche terrain.
This line starts at the first high point along Avalanche Ridge
at 11,068 feet, dropping into some well-spaced trees then leveling out a bit as the forest thickens. Towards the middle, watch for scattered rock outcrops and small cliffs as the line steepens and drops down some hanging pitches. A larger 25-35 foot cliff band near the bottom of this area can be avoided by staying to skier's left, pay attention for a drop approaching and trend to the left when you see it - it's important not to ride into a tempting gully on the right, this chute is full of fallen trees and ends atop the largest section of cliffs - near the bottom the slope levels out and leads to the stream. Find one of the several natural bridges across the creek, then hike a few steps to the Long Canyon
This lower section of this line is steep enough to avalanche, and it's east-trending aspect holds colder snow during the winter. There's a lot of deadfall around so a solid base is necessary for this line to become rideable. It's a good late-season line when other areas are tracked out.
History & Background
Named for the King Solomon prospect which was believed to be in this area.
Shared By: J. Bella