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Session's Peak Run

Intermediate/Difficult
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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,455' -444 m
High: 9,158' 2,791 m
Low: 7,702' 2,348 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 44% (24°)
Max Slope: 64% (32°)
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Trail shared by Spencer Parkin

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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This is what I thought was the most aesthetic-looking line dropping into Rocky Drainage.

Spencer Parkin
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

This line starts with some fun tree skiing, then becomes a steep, then tapers. The area is gorgeous, to say the least, but very difficult to access and escape.

Need to Know

Once you commit to the line, if you don't get buried, you'll wind up at the bottom of Rocky Drainage. There is no easy way out from there!

Description

Start by skiing the south shoulder of Session's Peak, but don't go too far like I did. It's hard to see where to drop in, because evergreens obscure the entrance to the line. (They are easy to ski through; they just make it hard to see where to go.) I had to traverse back a bit to get into the line proper. Anyhow, it starts out fairly steep, then eases a bit. It is a satisfyingly long pitch! On about a third of it, I counted 23 or so turns from my ski tracks.

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My ski tracks down the south shoulder of Session's Peak.
May 3, 2019 near Woods C…, UT
My ski tracks down the second half of Session's Peak Run.
May 3, 2019 near Woods C…, UT
At the summit looking back the way I came.  Not a very good shot as the convexity of the mountain here hides the technical part of the ridge.
May 3, 2019 near Woods C…, UT

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