Earlier this week, my trusty hiking/climbing buddy, Austin, and I headed into the North Cascades to summit Silver Star Mountain. After getting there and getting setup to do the climb, we were disappointed to find that the trail was lost in intermittent snow with no visible boot pack and a raging river we would have to ford. After wasting an hour of morning we decided to try to find the second entry point but it was not where we had thought it was. So, we decided to just head up the middle of a basin and see if we could climb a peak. Seemed like a decent idea…
And….. Lesson learned. I will be back in the coming weeks with a successful summit! It is now a must.
Cheers 🤙 ,