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Date Sunday  3/12/2017
End Date Sunday  3/12/2017
Group Denver
Event Title Northstar Mountain
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Valerie Hawks
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 8.4
Elevation Gain 2800
Driving Distance 100

Location

We will hike to the summit of Northstar mountain from Hoosier Pass.



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Details

We will leave Denver/Wooly Mammoth at 5:15am to be at the trailhead (Hooser Pass) at 7am. We want to be gaining the ridge around sunrise. We need to be on the actual ridgeline to the summit while the snow is still firm. 



We deviate from the summer trail a bit in the beginning to avoid some steeper 30 degree slopes. Once past this, we follow the ridge the entire way to the summit. The ridge can be VERY narrow with snow on it so you must be comfortable with some short sections of exposure. 



Please bring:

Snowshoes

Helmet

Ice Ax

Traction (I'll carry crampons but I'll most likely just wear microspikes)

Winter 10 essentials

Hardshells for wind

Sun protection




Notes




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.