I've only hiked in the Silver Star area once or twice and that was years ago. Beautiful place to be so please join me for this hike on Sunday. We'll be at 4,300 feet so we probably will hit some snow. No snow gear required. If it get's dicey we'll turn around.
Last weekend was wet, cold and windy. As of when this is posted on Tuesday it looks as if we might have a clear day but much can happen in five days so we'll see.
A 1,660 foot gain in around six miles is not very much so we'll keep a pretty decent pace. Figure[masked] MHP moving average. We'll take a short nutrition break each hour but we don't want to cool down too much by taking long breaks.
Distance: 12.4 miles- in and out
Elevation gain: 1,660 feet
Time on trail: 5-6 hours car to car
Distance: 50 miles each way. $10 for gas
Bring: Assume it will be cold and wet. Gloves, hat, warm clothing, ten essentials, water, food, snacks. Headlamp, just in case. Dry socks and shoes for the trip home.
Cancellation policy: A cancellation after the RSVP is closed will count as a no-show. Three no-show's and you won't be able to hike with this group for a year. No-show's are a big issue for all hiking groups and something we discourage.
PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Northwest Wilderness Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a trail or off trail hike but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trail-head or on the hike. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.