Located east of the Cascade crest, this peak can have markedly better weather than the rest of the range. At close to 9,000 feet, it's one of the highest peaks in the Washington Pass area. Beckey describes Silver Star Mountain as "the alpine climax of the Methow Mountains...a grand mountain fortress of magnificent diversity." Note: It's a LONG drive to this peak from Portland!
|Driving Distance from Portland||340 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||7 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Selected Climbs in the North Cascades, Vol 1 by Nelson and Potterfield Cascade Alpine Guide: Rainy Pass to Fraser River by Fred Beckey Climbing Washington's Mountains by Jeff Smoot|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7 minute series, Silver Star Mt. <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Silver+Star+Mountain&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=40.732051,93.164063&ie=UTF8&ll=48.548433,-120.585337&spn=0.016676,0.04549&t=p&z=15&iwloc=addr"" title="Google map">Google map</href="http:>|