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Bushwacking: Get High, Stay High

When bushwacking a trail, go high altitude and stay there.

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Bushwhacking: In sub-Arctic Alaska and Canada, climb to 3,000 feet or more in elevation (the exact elevation varies with location) and stay there. You’ll encounter less brush and more wide-open tundra. Be aware that some maps show avalanche paths as being “clear” of timber when they’re actually filled with horrific patches of slide alder.

How to Pack for Backcountry Skiing

Get to know the winter safety gear you need in your pack.

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