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GPS Routes for South Sister and Jefferson

Postby OR10in6 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:47 pm

I am climbing South Sister on July 12 and Jefferson on July 14. I am trying to save time by doing as little route finding as possible. Does anyone have GPS Routes saved they could email?
Anyone that is interested in a couple of fast climbs, let me know!
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Re: GPS Routes for South Sister and Jefferson

Postby Brian Jenkins » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:00 pm

PM Karl Helser about it. I know he'll have S Sis, not sure about Jeff. He's down climbing in California right now but will be back in a couple days.
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Re: GPS Routes for South Sister and Jefferson

Postby billisfree » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:13 pm

You better check if this is wise. Late snowmelt this year means, most of the trailheads to the summits are still under snow. Fast climbs are not going to be achieveable at this time of year.

This is my GPS track for when I climbed Mt Jefferson on July 28, 2010. The violet cameras are where I took a picture, looking up/or down the mountain. Numbers are the time I took the pictures. There was still snow on ground in Shale Lake area as that date.

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I can send you that GPS track, but I don't think it's the one you want.

Here is view from Shale Lake and the valley ahead. Expect more snow on mountain and completely around the lake in forground.

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I climbed the wrong side of the valley above Shale lake... and would recommend the east side. But if you encounter plenty of snow - just climb straight up the middle of the creek.



Once the top of the "V" in the valley is reached... it's a piece of cake to reach the Red Saddle.

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The terrible transverse and the final 200 ft of climb is yours to plan. I never tried it.

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Good Luck
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Re: GPS Routes for South Sister and Jefferson

Postby OR10in6 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:37 pm

billisfree wrote: Fast climbs are not going to be achieveable at this time of year.

This has been planned for over 1.5 years. Heavey snow year or not, the goal remains the same. We will climb as the conditions allow and I heard someone say once a climb is good, peak or not.
Do you have tracks you would be able to help out with?
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