Ascent of Silver Star Mountain on 2021-05-30

Climber: Reed Russell

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, May 30, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Silver Star Mountain
    Elevation:8876 ft / 2705 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked along HWY 20, path down to Early Winters Creek. Took a while to find a good log to cross, it was early and there was some good ice cover on everything. Eventually found the climbers path that handrails a drainage to your right. Pretty good path, opens up eventually offering great views. Some initial trouble finding the col, but found it as I encountered a party of 2 from Seattle who were bailing. Dropping through the col onto the glacier took some time, there was a dying moat that was annoying to negotiate. Slow going across the glacier, saw a party of three ahead of me at the saddle between peaks. I caught them up the summit block as they were coming down to ski. Insane views from the summit, there were rap stations but with the snow cover they were unnecessary, simple down climb. Walked out the Silver Star Creek to the Sno Park, hitch hiked back to my car from there. This is a perfect spring/early summer climb while there's still good snow.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:8.9 mi / 14.2 km
    Route:Burgundy Col
    Start Trailhead:Hwy 20 (West side)  
    Time:7 Hours 48 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Route:Silver Star Creek
    End Trailhead:Silver Star Sno Park  
    Time:2 Hours 35 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Reed Russell
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