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Ascent of Star Peak on 2014-03-24

Climber: Caleb Morris

Date:Monday, March 24, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Star Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:9836 ft / 2998 m

Ascent Trip Report

It looked like there would be a lot of snow up high from the valley floor, but really not much snow except in shadow concealed north faces. Not much trouble driving to a very sharp switchback at 7000 feet which was a good place to park and walk the rest of the way up. We followed the road up to 8700 feet or so and stairmastered up the west ridge. There was a couple inches of snow on the summit ridge in places, and the road had some snow on it up high.

I broke my 98 suzuki sidekick on the drive up. The pilot bearing in the clutch broke and I had to nurse the car home. Thankfully there are only about 5 stoplights between Winnemucca and Tri-Cities so no problem!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2100 ft / 641 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2100 ft / 641 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:El Dorado Canyon
    Trailhead:7736 ft / 2357 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km



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