Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs…) but only the consequences of the skier falling.
Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.
Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.
High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.
Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.
The Cabin Run is a Wasatch classic with a wide, open slope at a consistent pitch in the upper thirty degree range.
To access, park at the Porter Fork trailhead in upper Millcreek Canyon.
Head through the gate and up the road through the cabins and enter the trail in the Olympus Wilderness.
Follow the trail through the switchbacks and then in the meadow.
Head towards the E following up the next drainage.
Continue up the gully till you see the upper headwall, from here branch right and follow the treed ridge until it reaches the saddle between Mount Raymond and Gobblers Knob.
Follow the ridge E to the summit of Gobblers Knob.
This will put you smack dab on top of the Cabin Run.
Cabin Run lasts for well over a thousand feet, and then funnels into some fun playful gullies that continue down into Porter Fork in Millcreek.
From here you can follow the trail and then road down to the trailhead of Porter Fork.