Pats is your second hike-to option.
Starts by the sign and follow a ridge line aspect north through evergreen glades to a sudden, steep dropping grade.
This is a heavily treed, craggy, mountain-aspect offering a mix of steep tree chutes over a series of small pitches.
*Take Extreme Caution and study your line well* Multiple rock exposures and cliff bands exist.
Recommended to ski with a partner.
Cliff dwellings and exposed rock exist with changing conditions.
Tree well hazards can exist.
The steep grade opens to an apron leading to an meadow great for powder turn with rock drops.
Great on a powder day.
Follow First chance down to Flying Z for more tree options.