"Mt. Silverthorne"  
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Route: East Ridge from Salmon Lake over East Thorn
Posted On: 2020-09-19, By: VeraUndertow
Info: Super fun route, trail from Willowbrook TH was no problem to follow in the dark just make sure you understand the trail names or have a gps to make sure you head the right ways at each junction. We grabbed the east ridge as soon as possible after Salmon Lake and climbed the nice dry class 3&4 ridge up to East Thorne. It was a great climb and was a fun challenging way to get up. We didn't use a rope and I thought route finding was pretty simple, just a few times I had to downclimb a bit to find a workaround for a cliff band. Getting from East Thorne over to Willow BM/Silverthorne proper was about 10 minutes of scrambling and then a nice almost entirely dry talus hop across the slope and up to the summit about 20 minutes total. On the way down we got to do 2 nice glissades about 500-600 ft of vertical total. The rest of the way down was pretty loose till just above Salmon lake again, then a quick bushwhack to trail and a nice hike out through turning Aspens. Was thinking about trying the traverse to Rain from Silverthorne which was also looking dry, but the sky's were getting dark and the wind was picking up so we decided to play it safe. Left at 6 am and got back at 3:40 but took our time on the ridge and the approach definitely took a while each way 
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Route: From Gore Creek
Posted On: 2017-07-24, By: bbass11
Info: Summer Conditions, everything's dry on Silverthorne and East Thorn both. 
 
Route: West Ridge, Gore Lake start
Posted On: 2016-07-09, By: WillRobnett
Info: West Ridge 
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Route: view from valhalla
Posted On: 2016-06-26, By: WillRobnett
Info: view from valhalla, east thorn slightly behind 
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Route: Willow Creek/Salmon Lake
Posted On: 2011-08-03, By: TravelingMatt
Info: The basins in the Gore Range are still holding a ton of snow. Above Salmon Lake is no exception. There are multiple large snowfields from 11,500 to 12,700 feet and it will be necessary to cross at least one to get to Silverthorne or East Thorn. Snow gear highly recommended. The traverse from Silverthorne to East Thorn gets harder the closer you get to East Thorn, with loose talus and extensive scrambling past the eastermost col. Easiest way up East Thorn is up and over the northern summit block, then make a ~20ft, Class 4ish traverse over to the higher southern summit. One can go straight to or from East Thorn via a talus gully west of the summit, although it is easier to get up by summiting Silverthorne first. 

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