|Peak:||North Star Mountain (13er)|
|Date of Information:||11/27/2011|
North Star - East Ridge via the Hoosier Pass Trailhead
We decided to take the *standard* route. Avy danger was none, so we opted to travel the old mind road that goes from the Hoosier pass parking lot, up to an old mine and connect to the ridge at that point. The wind was crazy, so it was very nice to be able to tuck on the south side of the ridge from time to time to get some reprieve.
The road from Hooiser pass parking lot up to the mine on the south side of North star was snow covered. It wasn't bad enough to warrant snow shoes or other flotation. The ridge itself is sparsely covered in snow that also didn't warrant snowshoes, crampons or ice axe. The wind was abundant, however.