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Bear Gap (Crystal Mtn Area)

Introductory backcountry tour. Trip will include a beacon search practice session in the Hen Skin Lake basin. Then we’ll tour to Bear Gap and ski moderate slopes in and around the gap area. 6 miles, 2000 ft elevation gain.

Avalanche safety skills and gear (beacon, shovel, probe) and climbing skins required. Intermediate skiing skills needed (ungroomed blue runs)

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  • Randy

    We did some beacon practice searches around and on Hen Skin lake. Then toured areas SSE off the lake and to Bear Gap itself. The snow in the tree sheltered areas and other areas sheltered from the wind and sun was quite enjoyable. Also hit some wind hammered stuff just N of Bear Gap that was skittery. Followed the openings in the forest and then the creek bed back to the top of Discovery -- unfortunately the snow in steep ravine section had picked up enough sun to be crusty and chunky. Still some scary holes in the creek bed

    January 15, 2013

  • Christy

    Sara is planning to come. Her computer crashed but she said she emailed you.

    January 10, 2013

  • Nancy K.


    January 2, 2013

  • βrian

    Per the 6:30 AM start, I had the same problem with one of my events until I discovered Meetup changed the Event setup. You, now, have to scroll all the way down to select 6:30 AM. :o|

    October 3, 2012

  • βrian

    Shocking I'm not the only one dreaming of snow... ;o)

    October 3, 2012

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