Peak:  Star Peak A (13er)
 Route:  North Ridge/Face from Taylor Park
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  Wildernessjane
 Date of Info:  05/29/2021
 Date Posted:  05/29/2021
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Summited Star Peak today from Taylor Park. You can get into the summer trailhead now but the stream crossing right after the trailhead is running high. We elected to go on the opposite side of the drainage so we could start out with dry feet, which involved a fair bit of shenanigans. Snow conditions in the upper basin and on the face are still skiing very nicely. The snow was getting pretty soft already by 9:30 am and so no Taylor Peak for us. There were signs of new wet slides on some adjacent peaks as we were skiing out. On the way out, we were able to stay on skis all the way to the initial stream crossing by staying on the opposite side of the stream (where the actual trail is). If I were to do it again, I would bring shoes to cross the creek in the morning and then stash them for the way back.


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