I camped near Star Springs and opted to drive around to the Stanton Pass area on the north side to check that out. Turns out that road was a bit rocky and steep in places so it was slow going- but exploring new places is pretty fun. And the burn on the north side of the mountain- so sad and not too good looking anymore. I ended up doing a sort of small loop by going up the Cass Creek drainage to the saddle and then straight up the north ridge from there to the top. Steep and rocky, with some snow mixed in to help out. Great views from the top - everything sure looks small and far away! The descent was nice and quick as I chose the next ridge to the west (I think its the standard route as there were some cairns) and there was quite a bit more snow to be able to plunge step and glissade down to the bottom with ease. A really fun afternoon well spent! Next time I would probably skip the drive and pick a route up one of the southern ridges from Star Springs.
After camping at the Starr Spring Campground, we (Andy Martin & I)
followed the route as described by Kadee on this page. Steep at times but never technical, we enjoyed a nice summit panorama marred only by a haze over the amazing scenery. My third Henry's mountain summit (I picked up Holmes and Ellsworth on the following two days)