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Ascent of Star Peak on 2014-06-15

Climber: Gerry Pennington

Date:Sunday, June 15, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Star Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:9836 ft / 2998 m

Ascent Trip Report

This ascent was made from the Buena Vista Valley side of the mountain through Star Canyon. Kevin Dinwiddie and I drove to the abandoned mining town of Star City and began the hike there. Walking the narrow road up to an old mine opening with a large visible tailings pile we began the arduous cross country trip to the top. Due to Kevin's excellent route finding skills, we made the summit in 4 hours.
This trip was an attempt to find an alternate route due to some reported "Posted" "No Trespassing" signs on the Interstate-80 access road. This alternate route will get you there but be prepared for some steep, cross country bushwhacking.
Gerry Pennington
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Star City-East side
    Time Up:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 



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