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A fantastic tree run extremely close to the TH.


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Miles

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Ski Line

11,150' 3,398 m

High

10,343' 3,153 m

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Up

807' 246 m

Down

25%

Avg Slope (14°)

29%

Max Slope (16°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

An alternative descent to the "Caribou Glade Descent" page - this run is skiers right or directly ON the skin track and weaves through the trees. The best pow stays in the trees here as the intense winds of the Indian Peaks often turn skiers left of the skin track into horrendous wind-affected sastrugi.

Description

You'll be able to eyeball your best line while skinning up the Caribou Approach. Anything left or center of the skin track holds great powder and any line you choose will drop you back to the mine cabin or the skin track back up.

Laps here are incredible and maybe 700-1,000', depending on snow coverage.

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Jake Albright

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in Indian Peaks

#248

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in Indian Peaks

#68

in Colorado

#248

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Just below Baldy Summit, at the top of what Powder Project calls "Caribou Approach" ascent.
Jan 2, 2021 near Nederland, CO
Permanent skin track at Caribou.
Jan 9, 2023 near Nederland, CO
Enormous pow stashes at Caribou
Jan 9, 2023 near Nederland, CO
Glades for days
Jan 9, 2023 near Nederland, CO
Near perfect backcountry skiing
Jan 9, 2023 near Nederland, CO
Transition Cabin - time to start skinning another lap.
Jan 9, 2023 near Nederland, CO

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