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Old 10-18-2016, 03:43 PM   #6
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I did the SL6er Winter Ultra and I can assure you its navigational requirements are zero compared to a Dix Range Traverse in similarly snowy conditions. You probably have the fitness level required but you also need the confidence to navigate in the absence of trail-markers and an obvious trail-bed.

The portion you plan to cover (everything but the Boquet river valley) is quite popular. You may get lucky and find other hikers' tracks. However, following tracks, in lieu of knowing how to navigate without them, sounds like a recipe for a very "interesting" day.

Whatever you choose to do, good luck!

FWIW, hiking once over all the peaks in a day is more than enough challenge for the average hiker (me). Backtracking from Grace, over South Dix, Hough, and Dix is a tall order!
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