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.
Shadow Peak is a great tour north of Avalanche Canyon similar to 25 short, but typically with less traffic.
From the Bradley Taggart Trailhead, head northwest out of the parking lot towards Bradley Lake.
Follow the skin track to the ridge that overlooks Taggart Lake to the south and Bradley Lake to the north.
Follow the ridge due west until reaching a headwall where the ridge meets the mountains.
Continue following the skin track up the headwall, through the woods, and to the summit (3000ft climb).
Upon reaching the summit, ski back the way you came or venture down the backside and up the obvious Sliver Couloir on the east face of Nez Perce.