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 Peak(s):  Star Mountain - 12,941 feet
 Post Date:  04/30/2012 Modified: 05/02/2012
 Date Climbed:   04/28/2012
 Posted By:  Elliot

 Another Highway 82 road shot   

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Last spring I camped out at the base of Star for a few weekends in row and skied the surrounding pass laps. Since it was such a large runoff there was no way to get across the river safely. We gear up and watched a herd of elk feed as the sun was rising.
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There was no snow bridge to cross so I quickly cowboy'd up and crossed the river to dismiss any question of turning around. Pretty damn cold but the feet made a full rebound
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View from the ridge

We Hiked a gully lookers right of the run an summit proper. This put us on the ridge with less than an hr to the top.
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Summit

We hit the summit around 10:15
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La Plata

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Grizzly

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Brian Jeremy rode the line from the top and it was pretty sloughed out after they were through.We headed to a line farther down skiers left and got some great turns.
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Shot of turns and Star's complex north face

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After the face we hiked briefly back to the gully we ascended for some soft turns back to the River crossing
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Gully shot that we ascended to gain the ridge and skied back to the river.
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I will take a cold river crossing over a long approach any day of the week



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  • Comments or Questions (2)
lordhelmut


hilarious     2012-05-01 08:09:52
I don't even know what to make of Image #2. One of the more hilarious photos from a TR.

Sounds like the 82 corridor is where its at this season.


KansasBoarder


Right?!     2012-05-01 22:37:01
Scene straight out of Braveheart. I hate photographers too...


Nice windblown POW!



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