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This ridge in in the Washington Pass area near Liberty Bell in the North WA Cascades.
Similar in style, variety, and payoff to the Tatoosh Range, but more a bit more committing and technical, the Snagtooths offer accessible adventure and spectacular views of the North Cascades. Both Silver Star and Big Snagtooth are in the WA Top 100 elevation, and Silver Star is in the WA Top 100 prominence. The Silver Star-Big Snagtooth Traverse can be done in a long day (12-18 hours depending on party fitness, skill, and size) or as an overnight (larger camp at the head of Silver Star creek on the West slope, a couple small bivy sites in Burgundy col on the ridge North of Silver Star). Try to strike a seasonal balance between early season snow (low compared to West Cascades) and mid/late season bushwack/scree scramble (no established trail up Big Snagtooth though Silver Star has a semi-established boot path).