I plan on climbing South Sister and Middle Sister at the end of the week via their respective easiest routes - south ridge and north ridge via hayden glacier. Can somebody comment on conditions? Will I need crampons and ice ax for either routes?
Also, could somebody advise a good place to camp, preferably near or in Bend, on the Western side for easy access to the trail heads.
Thanks in advance!
ps - I'm going solo, but if anybody is interested in teaming up, PM me.