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The Claw, Madison Range, Montana

Skiing The Claw Couloir On The Bear Hump In The Madison Range of Montana Location: Claw Couloir, Bear Hump, Spanish Peaks, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Madison Range, Montana Starting Point: Beehive BasinTrailhead (7900′) Aspect: Northeast Distance: 9.5 miles Time: 6.75 hours Top Elevation: 10,450′ Vertical: 4150′ USGS Maps: Lone Mountain May is a crazy month for weather in Montana. Last …

North Couloir, McGown Peak, Sawtooth Range, Idaho

Skiing The North Couloir on McGown Peak In Idaho’s Sawtooth Range Location: North Couloir, McGown Peak, Sawtooth Range, Idaho Starting Point: Stanley Lake Trailhead (6500′) Aspect: North Distance: 9.5 miles Time: 6.5 hours Top Elevation: 9,790′ Vertical: 3260′ USGS Maps: Stanley Lake After a killer week in the PNW, …

The Fuhrer Finger, Mount Rainier, Washington

Skiing The Fuhrer Finger on Mount Rainier in Washington Location: The Fuhrer Finger, Mount Rainier, Washington Starting Point: Lower Paradise Parking Lot (5380′) Aspect: South Distance: 14.6 miles Time: 1-2 Days Summit Elevation: 14,416′ | 4392 m Vertical: 10,000+ Guidebook: Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Washington – Martin Volken USGS …

Leuthold Couloir, Mount Hood, Oregon

Skiing The Leuthold Couloir On Mount Hood In The Cascade Range of Oregon Location: Leuthold Couloir, Mount Hood, Mount Hood National Forest, Cascade Range, Oregon Starting Point: Timberline Lodge (6000′) Aspect: West Distance: 5.75 miles Time: 5.5 hours Summit Elevation: 11249′ | 3429 m Vertical: 5575′ (If start at …

Newton Clark Headwall, Mount Hood, Oregon

Skiing The Newton Clark Headwall on Mount Hood In Oregon Location: Newton Clark Headwall, Mount Hood, Mount Hood National Forest, Cascade Range, Oregon Aspect: East Starting Point: Mount Hood Meadows Ski Area Main Parking Lot (5360′) Distance: 8 miles Time: 6.75 hours Top Elevation: 10,865′ Vertical: 5715′ USGS …

Worm Flows, Mount Saint Helens, Washington

Skiing Worm Flows On Mount Saint Helens In The Cascade Range of Washington Location: Worm Flows, Swift Glacier, Mount Saint Helens, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington Starting Point: Marble Mountain Sno Park (2700′) Aspect: South Distance: 10 miles Time: 6.75 hours Summit Elevation: 8366′ | 2550 m Vertical: 5975′ USGS …

Albino Lake – 7,105′ – Madison Range – Montana

Hiking To Albino Lake In Montana’s Madison Range Location: Albino Lake, Gallatin National Forest, Madison Range, Montana Type: Loop (Or Out And Back) Rating: Grade I, Class 1 Trailhead: Albino Lake Trailhead or Lower Wapiti Trailhead Distance: 7.25 miles total Time: 2.5 hours Albino Lake Trailhead Elevation: 6,975′ |  2,125 meters Lower Wapiti Trailhead …

Hardscrabble Peak – 9,575′ – Bridger Mountains – Montana

Hiking To The Summit of Hardscrabble Peak In the Bridgers Location: Hardscrabble Peak, Bridger Mountains, Gallatin National Forest, Montana Type: Out and Back Rating: Grade I, Class 1 Trailhead: Fairy Lake Trailhead Distance:  5.75 miles total Time:  2.5 hours Fairy Lake Trailhead Elevation: 7,635′ | 2,327 m Hardscrabble Peak Elevation: 9,575′ | 2,918 m Total Vertical: …

Granite Peak – 12,799′ – Beartooth Mountains – Montana

Climbing The East Face of Montana’s Granite Peak In The Beartooth Mountains Location: Granite Peak, Beartooth Mountains, Custer Gallatin National Forest, Montana Type: Out and Back Rating: IV, 5.4 Trailhead: West Rosebud Trailhead Distance:  24 miles total Time:  18 hours West Rosebud Trailhead Elevation: 6,557′ | 1,999 m Granite Peak Elevation: 12,799′ | 3,901 m Total Vertical: 6,242′ Maps: Granite …