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Winchester Direct

Winchester Direct

Winchester Direct

Page Type: Route

Location: Washington, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 48.95640°N / 121.643°W

Object Title: Winchester Direct

Route Type: Hiking, Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Winter

Time Required: Most of a day

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Created/Edited: Jun 3, 2007 / Aug 9, 2011

Object ID: 298502

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Route Description

Winchester Direct

This route is intended for Winter and early Spring only. It begins the same as the normal route following the twin lakes road as it switchbacks up to the lakes. At the pass, cut left (North-West) crossing a snow-bridge over the twin lakes creek. If the bridge has been melted out then it is too late in the season for this route. After the crossing, continue North-West over the ridge into the wide avalache gully. Follow the gully North to the Saddle at 6300 feet and then head East for the remaining 200 feet. Be aware of avalanche conditions. This route shaves off a half-mile each way.

Winchester Avalanche Gully
Ascending The Gully

Essential Gear

All the winter basics, especially an ice axe.


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