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[TR] Silver Star Mt - North side 05/12/2018

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Trip: Silver Star Mt - North side

Trip Date: 05/12/2018

Trip Report:


Celebrated Hwy 20 opening by heading east for a wonderfully beautiful trip up Silver Star!


Had to carry skis for ~40 minutes from the pullout but then great skinning conditions all the way up! Put on the ski crampons around 5200' and kept them on until the col.


Ultra mega hyper super happy place


Views just got better and better and it was fun and interesting seeing Vasiliki Ridge, Burgundy Col and the Wine Spires from the east -- I'd been on that side just once in an aborted attempt to climb the East Face of Chablis in July 2014 (meeeemories....🎶), it was very cool to be on skis this time!


Booted up on snow from the col to the final summit block, a chimney move with a useful rap station to yank on. Fantastic views, I think I saw the Twin Sister Range?


And Black and Goode and Glacier and what I think was Dome?


Oh yeah, then the skiing. Skiied from the summit block (ok, mostly side-slipped but did make a few turns between rocks).. The snow was AMAAAAZING, truly, for most of the descent, and then it got heavy and slushy. I kept my skis on for perhaps too long, having fun in the woods trying to stay on snow and avoiding logs and dirt. Finally after I hit the second rock I decided to give up.


A wonderful day in the mountains, love the blue skies and sweet snow! 😍


Gear Notes:
Ski crampons and whippet 👍

Approach Notes:
Follow the creek!

Edited by Alisse
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The Twin Sisters are hidden by Baker in your photo above....Dome is on the right in the second photo (but I don't see Goode or Black?).

It's sure nice up that side of Silverstar!

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@JasonG Oh! That must be the southern Pickets to the north of Shuksan, then! 

I didn't post the pic of what I think is Black and Goode in my original post:IMG_4587.thumb.JPG.c3ed2351d4a7c839a328ca7cb6ba7610.JPG


Thank you for your mountain identification assistance 😀

Edited by Alisse

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Ah!  And yes, you're right on the Southern Pickets in that photo.

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