|Peak:||North Star Mountain (13er)|
|Date of Info:||02/01/2020|
Hard boot pack all the way until mine gate at ~12k. Above that is mixed rock, hard slab snow, and soft snow. We dropped snowshoes and postholed some, but never above calf deep. Spikes were helpful on the hard slabs.
Only made it to 13k, the winds were blowing really hard with dangerous gusts on a narrow ridge. But, ridge looked typical, mixture of exposed rock and some cornices. Ice axe would be a good call.