Deming Peak

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Deming Peak

Submitted By: mtnfiend on October 26, 2011

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Red Lady Bowl

Red Lady Bowl is wide open bowl skiing at its finest.  You can either drop in on the eastern slopes before reaching the summit, or the south slopes from the summit proper.  The east side often gets wind-loaded, while the south side is generally relatively safer.  Don't be fooled, though, with a slope angle right around 38 degrees this bowl can be very avalanche prone, and although it gets a lot of traffic, should only be skied during stable periods.  The southern face of the bowl will begin consolidating earlier on in the year than other aspects, so this can make for a fantastic late winter/early spring run if you're lucky enough to catch it on a powder morning.  After skiing the main bowl, you'll follow a river drainage back to the trailhead.  Keep an eye out for fun little kickers on the sides of the drainage.

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Deming Peak (12,902 ft) is an obscure "12er" that sits at the more southern end of the Gore mountain range.  It can be accessed by several different drainages.

How to Get There

One way to access the peak is to use the meadow creek TH just off I-70 in Frisco (exit 203 - north side of I-70).  You can also access the peak by starting at the Buffalo cabin or Ryan gulch TH in Silverthorne.  Conceivable, one could also access the north side of the peak from the Gore/Deluge Creek drainages.
If approaching from Meadow Creek, follow the Meadow creek drainage WNW (large obvious trail - even with snow cover) towards Eccles pass.  Once you start to clear the trees, the summit is visible.  Head up the skinable SSE slope to the top.
If approaching from Buffalo Cabin, head up the South Willow Creek drainage to Red-Buffalo Pass (to access north slopes), or Eccles pass.

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