Peak(s):  "Silverthorne, Mt"  -  13,357 feet
"East Thorn"  -  13,333 feet
Zodiac View - 12505
Date Posted:  07/23/2015
Modified:  07/24/2015
Date Climbed:   07/18/2015
Author:  dillonsarnelli
 A Little More Gore - Silverthorne & East Thorn  

A Little More Gore - Silverthorne & East Thorn

Peaks: "Zodiac View" (12,505'), "Mount Silverthorne" - a.k.a Willow Benchmark (13,357'), "East Thorn" (13,333')
Date: July 18, 2015
Trailhead: Gore Creek
Distance: ~ 15 miles
Elevation Gain: ~ 6,000 ft.
Participants: Chris Cronick, Dillon Sarnelli (guest appearance by Kristine Chalk and Kona)

This summer's been a little different than year's past for me. No real agenda. Hitting the big Park when I can, checking off a Centennial or two when it feels right, even carrying a rope on occasion and adding to the itinerary a top secret cabin in the San Juans when possible.

And so as summer would have it, last week I found myself planning a Saturday day trip into the Gore. Chris, fresh off a multi-day outing into the Wind River Range up in Wyo, would be taking his 1st steps into the Eagles Nest. I wanted to make it good, but also needed to keep it to a day trip, easier said than done in the land of the Gore. Oh and the dude hails from Alaska so I had my work cut out for me. Keep Reading...

A Little More Gore - Silverthorne & East Thorn





A Little More Gore - Silverthorne & East Thorn



 Comments or Questions
SurfNTurf

Dilly
07/24/2015 08:50
Take me to the San Juans


dillonsarnelli

haha
07/24/2015 09:31
9 fingers don’t cut it in the SJ’s buddy


TravelingMatt

Hard mode!
08/04/2015 21:07
You did this combo from the Gore Creek Trail? Why, because Salmon Lake would’ve been too easy?

Nice job.


dillonsarnelli

too easy peasy
08/05/2015 13:36
haha, thanks Matt! wanted to get an up close and personal look at the Zodiak Ridge from this route. and the more time spent in the Gore, the better, right?



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