I want to post a warning. I was there June 4, 2010. The mine at the end of the trail had just recently been wiped out by slab avalanches. Another slab cut loose over the ruins while I was there, knocking loose a rock slide for good measure. The run-out went nearly to the center of the major gully. It looks like there will always be a cornice above the (now mangled) remains of the mine buildings, so I wonder about the safety of this route with significant snow on it. It looked like the slabs had been triggered from the cornice. I took a safer, snow-free route to the left of the gully on a minor rib between the N and NW ridge. The route down the major gully was safe and gave nearly a 2000' glissade. Enjoy! Be safe!
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