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  • Nikwax Aqueous Wax
    Nikwax Aqueous Wax

    Nikwax Aqueous Wax is a sponge-on waterproofing solution for full-grain leather. This product waterproofs your boots, while prolonging the life and breathability of your footwear. Nikwax Aqueous Wax is easy to apply and should always be use (more...)

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  • Nikwax Nubuck and Suede Proof
    Nikwax Nubuck and Suede Proof

    Nikwax Nubuck and Suede Proof is a sponge-on waterproofing solution for your nubuck and suede combination footwear. This product adds water repellency while prolonging life and performance. Nikwax Nubuck and Suede Proof is easy to apply and (more...)

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  • Nikwax Fabric and Leather Proof
    Nikwax Fabric and Leather Proof

    Nikwax Fabric and Leather Proof is a sponge-on waterproofing solution for your fabric and leather combination footwear. This product adds water repellency while prolonging life and performance. Nikwax Fabric and Leather Proof is easy to app (more...)

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  • Nikwax TX Direct Spray-On
    Nikwax TX Direct Spray-On

    Nikwax TX Direct Spray-On is a spray-on water proofing solution for your wet weather clothes. TX Direct provides water-repellency and revives breathability. By using this product you can prolong the life of your gear and optimize performanc (more...)

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  • Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel
    Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel

    Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel is a sponge-on cleaner for all types of footwear. By using this cleaner you help to prolong the life and performance of your shoes. Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel removes dirt and helps to release stains, maintain (more...)

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  • Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather
    Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather

    Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather is a non-harmful, waterbased solvent suitable for all types of smooth leather. This solvent has a dual application method; You can either sponge the wax on with the applicator provided, or rub in with a (more...)

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Featured Descent

Colorado » Ten Mile Range

East Ridge and Bowls

There are two major east facing bowls to descend along the north side of the ridge.  They are pretty obvious to find.  One drops from very near the summit down to 13,100'.  The second begins just past the flat section of the ridge and drops to treeline at 11,600.  You can avoid the lower bowl if desired and ski right down the ridge crest, but the bowl has better skiing.  Just make sure you don't drop too low at the bottom, or you'll have to climb back to the trail.

From treeline, follow the trail back to your car.  Do not ski to the south directly down the fall line to Blue Lakes Road, though this is tempting... you will be trespassing on private property.

The East Bowls are moderate in difficulty - about D3-D4.  For more info on the D-system for rating ski descents, see here: http://www.wildsnow.com/articles/ratings/ski-board-d-rating-system.html.  They are steep enough to slide, but are one of the safer spring ski descents.  This route is not recommended in winter because it will most likely be wind scoured most of the time.

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