Ascent of Star Peak on 2017-06-03
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, June 3, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||9836 ft / 2998 m|
Ascent Trip Reportthe 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|
| 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|
| 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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