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[TR] Silverstar - Burgundy Col to Silverstar Glacier 6/22/2013

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Trip: Silverstar - Burgundy Col to Silverstar Glacier


Date: 6/22/2013


Trip Report:

Headed in to Silverstar on Saturday with Alicia, Matt, and Sara. The weather was great when we started from the road in the morning.


View from the road. (Alicia's pic)


The trail up to the bench was just as steep as I remembered it, but nicer since it was a little wet, which kept the dust down. Heading up from the bench to Burgundy Col we ran into some snow patches, and took advantage of them when we could.


Heading up to Burgundy Col (Alicia's pic)


Once at the Col, we stopped to enjoy part of the alpine burritos from Qdoba that Sara convinced us to bring.




From Burgundy Col, it was all snow to the start of the scramble to the summit. We all carried crampons, but it was warm and the top layer of snow was soft, so we didn't use them. The scramble had some snow on it, but was still a lot of fun. The clouds started to roll in just as we were starting to scramble to the summit.





Looking back down the scramble



Riding a Flake



Summit Rodeo? (Alicia's pic)



Group summit shot (Alicia's pic)


Back down to the snow to finish our burritos, then time to head back. The glissades down were nice and fast on soft snow.


View from our lunch spot



Jacket glissade diaper? (Alicia's pic)



Glissading, apparently I was having fun (Alicia's pic)


Of course the weather decided to clear back up as we were heading back down, so much for those great summit views.


The hike out was the normal kitty litter fest, complete with a nice sliding maneuver by Matt that resulted in some dirty pants.


Oops (Alicia's pic)


A stop for raspberry chocolate chip ice cream at Cascadian Farm on the way home completed a great trip.



Gear Notes:

Alpine Burritos.


Used ice axes, carried crampons but didn't need them.


Approach Notes:

Patches of snow above the bench, then snow from Burgundy Col to the scramble.

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Hey there, looks like a fun day out.


Thinking to head up there this week and was wondering if you got a look at any of the rock conditions up there? Did it look like snow had melted off most of the rock faces (north/south sides?), or were there still significant patches of snow?


Thanks so much!


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The Paisano-Burgundy linkup looked clear. What were you looking for? Once we crossed over Burgundy Col, there was a lot more snow hanging up on stuff than on the highway side. Here's some more pictures you can look through if you want.

My Flickr

Alicia's Picasa


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Thanks so much - Paisano-Burgundy was what I was thinking. Never been up there before, looking forward to it (hopefully it will dry up some!)


Thanks for the visual beta - Great photos!



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Enjoy it. I did Paisano a couple years ago and it was a lot of fun. Lots of clean rock, and really only one boring pitch on the whole thing.

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