ApachePeak

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ApachePeak

Submitted By: E_Poore on September 11, 2013

Administrator: E_Poore

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Starting Elevation: 10,300
Elevation Gain: 2,000 to 3,000
Total Distance:
Avalanche Resources:
Snowmobile Access: No
Approach Difficulty: Easy

Featured Descent

Colorado » Front Range

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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Details

Located in the Indian Peaks to the south of Mt Toll and Pawnee Pass

How to Get There

Follow Pawnee Pass Trail from Brainarnd Lake ($10 access fee) 4.2 miles to the base of  Isabelle Glacier.  Once at the Glacier take your pick of the various couloirs descending

 

Access Issues

Fees and Crowds at the Trailhead (especially on weekends)

 

Approach Description

From the Peak to Peak Highway turn onto the Brainard Lake Raod and follow to the Trailhead.  Multiple trailheads but this route leaves from the Long Lake TH.

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