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Hoagie Hill

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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -239' -73 m
High: 12,336' 3,760 m
Low: 12,097' 3,687 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 31% (17°)
Max Slope: 37% (20°)
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A quick, steep descent with easy access bootpack laps and inspiring views.

Ben Hogan
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
The road from Hessie Trailhead to Fourth of July Trailhead is not maintained and closed until snow melts out, access via skin from Hessie to Fourth of July and then to Lake Dorothy during winter, or bootpack to the lake from Fourth of July during late season.

Overview

A quick scramble along the Continental Divide toward Mount Neva from Lake Dorothy allows for this and several other lines to be accessed. It's a steep drop into the bowl with a mellow fan toward Lake Dorothy on the run out.

Need to Know

Fourth of July Trailhead is very busy when open and usually fills up early on weekends. The road to Hessie is maintained during winter, but Hessie to Fourth of July is not and does not open until road has melted out.

Description

To get to this line from Fourth of July Trailhead, follow the standard hiking route to Lake Dorothy just southwest of Arapahoe Pass. Skin in winter, hike in during spring when the road is open and you can park at Fourth of July trailhead.

From Lake Dorothy, this line can be seen almost directly west. Take the hiking trail up the most mellow upslope just northwest of Lake Dorothy before heading south along the Sawtooth, getting good views in three directions. Stay on the Sawtooth until a short down climb becomes present. This is a good spot to boot up and begin descent, or keep going for more aggressive lines down to the lake.

Some obvious rocks might be present during spring time due to melt, but enough snow will stay in good years for a nice run down to the lake. Lap back up to the top via trail and scramble.

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Hoagie skiing down middle - less steep option.
Jul 15, 2019 near Fraser, CO

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