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Alisse

[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!

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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.

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Ultra mega hyper super happy place

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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!

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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?

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

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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.

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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 😀

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

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