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Trip Report    

Basic Alpine Climb - Silver Star Mountain/Silver Star Creek

excellent conditions. snow started just a little past the creek crossing. very little postholing. multiple excellent glissades.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles

9.74mi 5421' gain
 6:41 car to summit
 0:45 summit stay
 4:40 summit to car
12:06 car to car

equipment: ice axe,
equipment brought, but not used: crampons, rope, harness, radios

compare to 2016
not much snow to walk on until basin ~5800'
snow conditions were excellent, summit block dry and snow free
fewer downfall than expected. no bugs.  after all these times up and down silver star, finally found the best route for when there is no snow down low.
10.44mi 5531' gain
 7:25 car to summit
 0:41 summit stay
 5:41 summit to car
13:47 car to car

compare to 2015
 7:14 car to summit
 0:34 summit stay
 5:11 summit to car
12:58 car to car


compare to 2014
 8:06 car to summit (6:37 car to col below summit)
 1:17 summit stay
 4:19 summit to car
13:42 car to car

compare to 2013:
 6:23 car to saddle below summit
 0:22 break
 0:34 saddle to summit
 0:20 summit stay
 4:50 summit to car
12:28 car to car

compare to 2012:
5:23 car to col below summit (including 0:16 waiting for last ones to get going)
0:28 break at col
0:12 col to summit
0:51 summit stay
3:29 summit to car
10:24 car to car


compare to 6-5-2011:
6:38 car to summit
0:24 summit stay
3:00 summit to car
10:02 car to car

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