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West Lake Creek to Polar Star Inn

Intermediate

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7.1 mile 11.5 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,954' 900 m
Descent: -176' -54 m
High: 11,077' 3,376 m
Low: 8,298' 2,529 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 8% (5°)
Max Slope: 19% (11°)
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The more remote wilderness route to Polar Star Inn and Seipel Hut.

Jay Zeschin
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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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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