Ascent of Star Peak on 2017-06-03

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 3, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Star Peak
    Elevation:9836 ft / 2998 m

Ascent Trip Report

the road is in good condition as it follows the creek through eldorado canyon. however a couple more years and the creek might do some damage in a few places. that would certainly change the distance of the hike.

after some abandoned buildings the road becomes 4x4, i shifted into low gear. there are a handful of tight steep switchbacks. i kept going until i could see the main summit climb. i stopped mostly because i wanted a bit of a hike.

my original plan was to follow the road the long way for the ascent. but a steep snow bank across the road (and continuing far downhill) made me have to choose between microspikes or a steep ascent straight up. i went for straight up, it seems many others do as well.

awesome views. awesome peak. the whole range looked interesting: if i ever run out of peaks (haha) i might have to come back to hike this ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1779 ft / 542 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1779 ft / 542 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1779 ft / 542 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Start Trailhead:8057 ft / 2455 m
    Time:1 Hours 27 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1779 ft / 542 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    End Trailhead:8057 ft / 2455 m
    Time:51 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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