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ericwillhiteCamped on the summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2014

ericwillhite

Took my family up to the summit for a nice camp. Placed 2 small tents right on the concrete slab of the former lookout. Amazing views of Portland and Vancouver at night.
Posted Oct 6, 2014 11:06 pm

cyffredinollovely hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2013

cyffredinol

A sunny day and a pretty hike! Beargrass just starting to bloom. Only encountered two hikers on the entire trail. Where is everybody?
Posted Jun 5, 2013 12:26 am

Bob BurdFrom the north  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012

Bob Burd

A rainy day, out highpointing with Adam (we were mainly after Sturgeon Fin). Trip Report.
Posted Sep 20, 2012 6:47 pm

nicozoneMazama BCEP Hike
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2012

nicozone

Another year, another BCEP class makes it to the saddle below the summit ridge and has to turn around because of unstable snow pack and reaching our turn-around time. Great views from the saddle though.
Posted May 2, 2012 5:44 pm

TyCOnce again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011

TyC

Went up with a friend did silver star and sturgeon rock,
Posted Aug 14, 2011 3:12 am

TyCSnow still on the summit trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

TyC

Great hike! Started from Grouse Vista Trail head and headed up the trail. Scrambled Pyramid rock and the headed up towards Silver Star summit. Snow still covered several areas of the trail.
Posted Jul 16, 2011 1:53 pm

RedwicSide-trip for my CoHP trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

Redwic

I summited Silver Star Mountain as part of a side-trip that involved Sturgeon Rock and "Sturgeon Fin" (the Clark CoHP). "Sturgeon Fin" was my 19th WA CoHP. A lot of snow on the trail between 3700'-4200'. The summits were bare. Great views in all directions. This area was packed full of hikers; definitely a popular area. No animals seen, but plenty of grouse heard in the surrounding forests. I also summited Goat Mountain (the Cowlitz CoHP) earlier during the same day.
Posted Jun 6, 2010 10:28 am

OJ LoennekerWOW!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2010

OJ Loenneker

Holy crap! I had overlooked this peak for years. I always just summed it up as "a shitty road, so forget that"...

Well, I drove the road, and yes it's not great. Part of the road is 4" rip-rap in leiu of true Macadam, but that's how those logging companies do it.

The Hike is so so. The views are GREAT!!!!! I am pissed at my self for not doing this sooner. OH SNAP, there is more!!! Bluff Mt. Little Baldy.... Can't wait to get another chance to explore in this area more.

Posted Apr 25, 2010 11:09 pm

mtncorgnormal trail/road  Sucess!

mtncorg

Nice hike to gain a few views. Time it right in June and you'll be walking through acres and acres of beargrass blooms mixed with Indian paintbrush, etc.. Nice walk over to Old Baldy, as well to gain a better appreciation of the Yacolt Burn.
Posted Jan 14, 2010 10:56 pm

mkpatrickSouth Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2009

mkpatrick

Great day to be outside, check out sturgeon rock if your up there
Posted Sep 1, 2009 6:20 am

BCJGorgeous day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

BCJ

Went for an anniversary hike with my wife. Perfect day with clear skies, meadows thick with wildflowers and hordes of butterflies (not a single mosquito).
Posted Jul 22, 2009 10:35 pm

LunadogSnowday  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2009

Lunadog

With my Dad. We went off trail early due to crusty snow but the beargrass was mostly over my head (not hard to do when you are 2 feet tall). I heard there was a goat living on Pyramid Rock so I was ready to kick some goat butt but we didn't see one. Went up some cool snow near the top and I got to hang around on the summit for a while. Saw some cool dogs on the way back. My Dad brought the wrong hiking guide so we had to guess at the roads driving in. We guessed wrong but did get to drive past a prison in the woods. My advice is not to get off trail in this area. You never know who you'll meet out there. ;- ) This is a cool hike though, I give it four paws (and a tail).
Posted May 11, 2009 12:14 pm

BSPclimberOn bikes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008

BSPclimber

My son and I hike a biked up. Rode around for a while on the trails to the north and east of the summit. Was a nice fast downhill to the north, Ed's trail to the NE was fun for a bit, then got too dangerous with cliffs where a fall would have been the end. So we went up to the summit for the real fun. Still patches of considerable snow past 3700 feet and maybe 5 trees across the trail. We rode down in 30 minutes despite having to walk past the blowdown, riding through the snow bits and having to stop for a minute when my son went over the bars halfway down the steep part near the bottom(he wasn't hurt, wish I was 16 again!). The top is fairly rough, I'll give most of it a BK4(see Klenke's rating system), the middle section is smoother and much faster, probably BK 2-3. The bottom is fairly steep and very rough, I agree with the 5.3 rating Klenke gave it. It was a blast, and I am happy to note that we rode the entire trail with the exception of having to walk around the blowdown. Note: Good brakes are a must, and I highly recommend a nice plush full suspension bike. I have a Gary Fisher HiFi Plus with 5" of travel front a rear with hydraulic discs, and was very thankful I did.
Posted Jul 20, 2008 7:49 pm

iceagerLatest snow ever.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2008
I've been hiking here for fifteen years and before this year the snow was gone by the end of June, usually by May. This year I was on top of 3-4 FEET of snow at 4200' in the forest on the west side. There was snow patches below the summit on the east side (which is bare of trees); this after 100 degree heat in Portland. WOW! And the flowers (with the exception of almost no Beargrass) were unbelievable. I saw no one on a monday except for a couple just starting out when I finished.
Posted Jul 19, 2008 8:57 pm

SubalpineSamIs it June or February??  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008

SubalpineSam

Wow! What a place, and right in our back yard!!! Weather was perfect today with great visibility once the morning funk burned off. 2/3 of the trail was still under snow. At one point a guy with a tent used an 8-foot tent pole to probe the snow and never reached the bottom. The next few weeks might get kind of hairy up here, as the snow is starting to melt in earnest from the bottom, and hikers are likely to start into some serious postholing.
Posted Jun 16, 2008 12:13 am

YEMSouth Side  Sucess!

YEM

A great area right next to Portland. I don't like the "roads" cut into the mountains, but you can't have it all. Fall and winter are especially good times to visit. Come on a day when the weather allows for good views.
Posted Aug 22, 2007 3:01 am

AnnieGoat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2006

Annie

First hike with Brian. Natasha also was with us. Saw the goat, lots of snow.
Posted Aug 6, 2007 6:53 pm

NickyPGreat Day for a Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

NickyP

Went strait to a crowded trailhead after work around 2:30. Took Ed's trail up and came down the main trail. Saw a group parasailing off the ridge while I was up there too. I would say the best view of the area is on this summit.
Posted May 28, 2007 10:11 pm

BSPclimberSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2007

BSPclimber

My son and I started at 5:30 PM. Summited at 7, started back down at 7:15, back to the car by 8:20. Weather was so-so at the start, clouds came in on the way up, got a couple of sun breaks at the summit, then more clouds and a bit of rain on the way down. Snow in all of the shady areas from 3600 feet up, considerable amounts near the summit (3-6 feet). Enjoyable hike/scramble, we will be back later to do this descent on bike.
Posted May 19, 2007 2:44 pm

lostmanA little snow in the air  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2007

lostman

The trail is in good shape but with snow in the trees. It was a dramatic days of alternating snowy clouds and bright sunshine. The clearest skies did not quite coincide with the best views, but still a great day.
Posted Apr 15, 2007 7:08 pm

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