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 Post subject: Silver Star condition update
 Post Posted: November 8th, 2017, 12:32 pm 
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In case anyone is wondering… Silver Star already has lots of snow. I could see that from Portland, but had to go see if it was bootable. The first 30 minutes up the Grouse Mountain Trail on 11/7 was on packed crusty snow with lots of boot tracks. After that, we spent two hours breaking trail, punching through almost to knee level. So there is a nice boot track of post holes to follow now.

Oops… too late, it’s snowing again. Unless we get a warming trend, it's skis or snowshoes from now on.
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We stopped short of the summit because the wind yesterday was brutal on top.
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 Post subject: Re: Silver Star condition update
 Post Posted: November 8th, 2017, 1:17 pm 
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Awesome! How was the road in?

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 Post subject: Re: Silver Star condition update
 Post Posted: November 8th, 2017, 2:08 pm 
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There was lightly packed snow on the road for the last mile approaching the trailhead, but any vehicle with any tires would have been fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Silver Star condition update
 Post Posted: November 8th, 2017, 10:13 pm 
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Yep, that's what I figured. I was thinking about it a couple days ago, but decided it was probably too deep already. Nice pics, especially the first one.

I feel like I've done everything there is to do up there, but it's a great spot, and so close to Portland. I really must get back some day.


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 Post subject: Re: Silver Star condition update
 Post Posted: November 9th, 2017, 7:08 pm 
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I have been wondering! Thank you so much for the update! The photo is amazing, so much snow!!! Please post again should you trek up that way again.


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