Sacajawea Peak North Gully

North Bridgers

A wide gully with nice rock formations

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
705 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
338 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
42˚
Sacajawea Peak North Gully Map

The North Gully of Sacajawea Peak is a great long line when its in condition. It gets blown out frequently by the wind, and when this happens the upper couple hundred feet is just rock. When you can get it good, it's a real treat. It's about 1000 feet long, and about 35 degrees. It's very wide but be sure to stay on the skier's left - that is where the snow accumulates and the base will be deeper. This line passes some beautiful rock pinnacles about half way down, and this is a great spot for a photo. From the Sacajawea trailhead, head up into the bowl. As you get to the back of the bowl, head left and up the gully. Boot or skin to the top.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins