Deming Peak

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Deming Peak

Submitted By: mtnfiend on October 26, 2011

Administrator: mtnfiend

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Marjorie Bowl

There are a couple of different lines down Marjorie Bowl, but the main line follows the ridge line down the fall line.  The top part of this descent is very steep and often directly under a cornice. Proper terrain management is a must. You want to make sure that you have seen the route and you know that the line goes through. The main lines to skiers left are most often filled in, whereas there are alternate routes to skiers right that do not always get filled in.  The apron of the descent pans out and often the snow will change at the exit where it opens up.  Because these are north facing couliors, they are often shaded and the snow is firmer. There are no trees to hold the snow, so be prepared for variable conditions.

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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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