Silver Star Mountain (Okanogan County, Washington)

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Silver Star Mountain
Silver Star Mountain.JPG
Highest point
Elevation 2,705 m (8,875 ft)
Prominence 742 m (2,430 ft)
Coordinates 48°32.88′N 120°35.11′W / 48.54800°N 120.58517°W / 48.54800; -120.58517Coordinates: 48°32.88′N 120°35.11′W / 48.54800°N 120.58517°W / 48.54800; -120.58517
Geography
Location Okanogan County, Washington
Parent range Cascade Range
Topo map USGS Silver Star Mountain
Climbing
First ascent Lage Wernstedt, 1926
Easiest route South Route

Silver Star Mountain is a mountain located in Okanogan County, Washington. The mountain is part of the Cascade Range. It was first climbed by Lage Wernstedt in 1926.[1]

The summit ridge of Silver Star consists of a long ridge of spires (the Wine Spires) leading to the main summit. The mountain is a steep ragged wall as seen from the west on Highway 20. The north side glacier reaches to just below the ridge line. The easiest route is up the moderate glacier from the north via Silver Star Creek.

Silver Star Mountain stands within the watershed of the Methow River, which drains into the Columbia River's Lake Pateros reservoir, impounded by Wells Dam. The west and north sides of Silver Star drain into Early Winters Creek, thence into the Methow River. The southeast side of Silver Star drains into Cedar Creek, thence into Early Winters Creek.

Routes[edit]

East summit[edit]

West summit[edit]

Silver Star Mountain

References[edit]

  1. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 41. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 

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