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Title: May 11, 2013, Silverstar
Post by: bfree32 on 05/13/13, 01:09 PM
Beautiful day and a nice tour, but I can't suggest it as a skiing location anymore. We had to boot the first ~1000 vert up the Silverstar creek trail, then found pine needles and sticky firm snow in the basin. Upper mountain was bottomless sticky mush, easy pole penetration down the the handle and beyond. Stability fine since there was no bottom to slide on. Skiing was mostly backseat and pointing them straight in order to go anywhere with reasonable speed. Oh well, can't beat the views! 5 hours up, 2.75 hours down, nice long break up top.


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(http://bfree32.smugmug.com/Ski/Silver-Star-Mountain/i-JStQHXQ/0/L/IMG_2802-L.jpg)

(http://bfree32.smugmug.com/Ski/Silver-Star-Mountain/i-xPZF596/0/L/IMG_2814-L.jpg)

(http://bfree32.smugmug.com/Ski/Silver-Star-Mountain/i-RTRcrRH/0/L/IMG_2832-L.jpg)

(http://bfree32.smugmug.com/Ski/Silver-Star-Mountain/i-McWH4Km/0/L/IMG_2846-L.jpg)

(http://bfree32.smugmug.com/Ski/Silver-Star-Mountain/i-zWv9Bbz/0/L/IMG_2865-L.jpg)

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(http://bfree32.smugmug.com/Ski/Silver-Star-Mountain/i-mk6qcbZ/0/L/IMG_2881-L.jpg)

[img width=1000 height=200]http://bfree32.smugmug.com/Ski/Silver-Star-Mountain/i-pBhvjTs/0/X3/silverstar%20summit%20pano-X3.jpg[/img]


Title: Re: May 11, 2013, Silverstar
Post by: n16ht5 on 05/21/13, 08:08 AM
Wicked pano!


Title: Re: May 11, 2013, Silverstar
Post by: JoshK on 05/21/13, 10:54 AM
Haha, the photo of the guy half embedded in the mush says it all, eh? :)


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