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 Back Meadow of History Rock is a great place to spend some time lapping mellow powder.
It doesn't get skied nearly as much as the first two meadows, and is about 32 degrees, making amazing for mellow powder turns.
It is only about 400 feet vertical, but you have the option to make tons of laps back there.
This area sees more sun than the other meadows, so plan accordingly.
You have to skin back up to the top of the meadow to get back to the trail.
Don't waist time and energy trying to pioneer a new route back down, it is a lodgepole mess down there.
It is almost 1200 feet back to the bottom of the first meadow.
Park at History Rock trailhead and go right into a large meadow.
Don't take the first left, instead keep going about 100 yards and take your next left up a short bump and into the trees.
This trail takes you directly to the bottom of the first meadow.
Skin up onto the right of the gully to get to the top of the first.
Head left at the top of the first pitch and go through a quick section of tight trees.
You'll pop out at the bottom of the second meadow.
Skin up on the hiker's right in along the trees.
Continue up and south through wide spaced trees for a couple hundred yards to the Back Meadow.
The trail has just enough pitch to allow you to ski all the way out with little effort.