We were backpacking the Chelan Crest trail, and dropped our packs at the base of the southwest ridge for a quick scramble up to the west ridge and to the summit. A lonely aerie with a great view over the Cascades to the west
With Jim. Hiked in to Star Lake the day before, must have been to enjoy the bugs. Hiked up in the morning and back to camp before going on to do Courtney and Grey.
Nice trip and great vantage point for the sunset in full larch color
Of smoke. The Blankenship and Wolverine Creek fires have taken over. On August 11 the air was still pretty clean smelling at the summit but I would use caution if you don't want to breathe in the smoke.
Very nice. Part of 5 day backpack.
I Climbed Star Peak, Courtney Peak and Oval Peak in a day. Out 2 days total.
Ryan and I climbed Star and Courtney the first day, starting from the West Buttermilk trail. We camped near Star Lake and did Oval the next morning. 32 hours round-trip. Lots of talus.
Star and Courtney in a day. Beautiful area!
On a 4 day backpacking trip
After doing the approach and dropping camp at Star Lake, we went up the gully and then took the SW ridge route up to Star. Very pretty looking peak and a fun climb.
Star Lake is an appealing swimming hole after enjoying the summit.