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Old 01-07-2013, 12:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
sheepstealer
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Tucks is great - not sure of your backcountry ability level but if you want to "experience" Tucks easily I'd go late March/early April. Warmer temps and the snowpack has usually calmed down by then.

I've done Tucks a few times - I find it really fun that first weekend of April on a weekend (yes, a weekend). It can get busy but I love it - it turns into a little bit of a party , people lug up a few cans of beer and if the weather's good you can hike and ride the bowl as many times as you want. Once you're tired, sit back and watch others coming down. There's usually lots of hooting and hollering as people come down - a few even drop the cliff or two thats sitting in the middle of the bowl.

Its not that same as more hardcore backcountry but its still an experience - probably one of the only places in the world where that many people congregate for that reason.
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