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Red Slate

5/1/2008

Access from Reno, NV:
US 395 south
Road to Convict Lake
Drive Time: 3 h
I hiked along the Convict Trail to consistent snow near the gauging station, then continued on skis towards Mildred Lake, Lake Wit-So-Nah-Pah, Lake Constance and finally the North Couloir of Red Slate Mountain. I booted up the couloir, then the short distance to the summit. I was able to ski from the summit, but the snow was highly variable; deep, wind-affected powder to a variety of crusts.
Elevation: 6000’
Distance: 15 miles

Red Slate Mountain & my route from Bloody Mountain


Red Slate Mountain from Mildred Lake


Red Slate Mountain & Mildred Lake


Red Slate Mountain from above Constance Lake. The debris from a shallow point release is visible.


Looking south from the summit

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