September 7, 2015

Pat Johnson and I ventured out on the trailhead to Northstar Mountain, a 13er at the southern end of the Tenmile Range, around 4:00 AM with clear skies and bright stars. After an approach on some mining roads we decided to beeline it through some scree and up to the ridge to Northstar. A long hike along a narrow saddle eventually lead us to the summit just after sunrise. During the descent we were rewarded with a fierce snow squall coming from the Mosquito Range, quickly assuringĀ us that winter is right around the corner.