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Meadow Approach

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0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 171' 52 m
Descent: -22' -7 m
High: 11,242' 3,427 m
Low: 11,071' 3,374 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 5% (3°)
Max Slope: 10% (6°)
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An easy, scenic wander.

Nick Wilder
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

From the hut, follow a series of roads and depart at the first tight switchback. Find your way through large openings until you get the Polar Meadow ski terrain.

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Nothing feels better than finally arriving at the Polar Star Hut after a morning of arduous climbing.
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
Some of our group heads off for a day of shredding pow pow in the meow meow!
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
Headed towards the Polar Meadows ski zone.
Feb 10, 2015 near Edwards, CO
Our group chills to the max after a day of skiing deeeeeeep pow!
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
The Polar Star Inn is nestled in a small opening beneath towering rocky mountain pines.
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
The 11,000' grillmaster!
Feb 10, 2015 near Edwards, CO

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