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bbStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2014
was here
Posted Aug 5, 2014 7:17 pm

gregliefHazy due to wildfires  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

greglief

We started up at 11:00 pm so that we could reach the summit by sunrise. During the hike/climb we saw thousands of stars, which was fantastic. The trail is nearly snow-free, and the very few snow crossings are minor (no need for traction devices or other technical gear).

Unfortunately, after sunrise our views were thwarted by very hazy conditions due to wildfires (especially the Oregon Gulch fire near the California border, whose smoke was swept north by the jet stream). It was even difficult to see Middle and North Sister, which are right next to South Sister. Other more distant peaks (Washington, Jefferson, Hood, even Bachelor) were out of the question. Oh well... I guess we will have to return next year. On the descent we passed at least 100 people trudging upward!
Posted Aug 5, 2014 6:16 pm

scgrantSouth Sister  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2014

scgrant

From the Devils Lake campground area. Really enjoyable hike. I got started very early and had the mountain to myself on the way up and the entire time on top. On the way down was a different story. Back down to the trailhead by 10 am. Oregon CoHP's #8 & 9 on this trip.
Posted Jul 26, 2014 12:46 am

punchlineFrom Devil's Lake TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2014

punchline

Spent the night at the Devil's Lake Trailhead and headed up at 6:30am. Talked to folks at the ranger station in Bend earlier in the week and they indicated 6' - 8' of snow on the route once you were out of the trees. That was partially true ... no snow on the scree slopes up to the summit. The ice axes and winter gear were overkill but most everyone that we saw on the hike looked to be conservative like us. Had to stop many times to assess the weather as a storm seemed to sort of hover NW and then slowly move around south of the mountain where it ended up by Mt. Bachelor. No issues with weather for us as it ended up. Glissading down some of the major slopes gained some time back. Fun but long day then off to Worthy Brewing in Bend to sample some of their beers and pizza!
Posted Jul 5, 2014 12:22 pm

Fairley8Beautiful summer hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2011

Fairley8

We camped at Devil's Lake TH and started at 6am. Lots of scree and dust being kicked up as climbers descend on the upper sections. Probably saw 100 people on Saturday as it was literally the last day before snow would cover the mountain until the next summer. Summit views included Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top, Middle and North Sisters, Mt. Washington, and Mt. Jefferson. On the way down a thunderstorm came in and we saw a lightning bolt start a tree on fire.
Posted Jun 7, 2014 4:42 pm

kingchasOregon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2011

kingchas

Flew into Oregon for the first time to do this mountain. Bend is a lovely city and I really loved the area. We camped at the lake the first night. We had a campsite that overlooked the lake. At night we saw thousands of stars reflecting off the lake. An amazing sight. Reached the summit the next morning. I wasn't prepared for the cold summit. Bring a jacket.
Posted Dec 3, 2013 6:33 pm

yadahzoemtnFun Fun Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011

yadahzoemtn

With Brent - Getting ready for Hood
Posted Sep 15, 2013 10:12 am

triyodaVery Nice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2013

triyoda

Standard route is quite spectacular, including views of the Lews Glacier.
Posted Sep 9, 2013 1:31 am

osatrik50 Years to do all 3!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2013

osatrik

Middle Sister was my first 10,000ft peak, summited with Dad and brother in 1963. North Sister was reached on my third attempt with friends from OSAT in 1999, after the previous two attempts had to turn back 300 feet from the summit due to snow conditions. I was chased off the Easiest Sister last October in the first snowfall of the season, but returned this summer to finally reach the top on a beautiful Monday afternoon, the air having been cleared of forest fire smoke by some weather over the weekend. Visibility from Mt Adams to Mt Scott (~120-130 miles!)
Posted Sep 2, 2013 3:28 pm

emilienormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2013

emilie

freaking perfect weather. nice to hike it with no snow at all (as opposed to my last attempt in early July). will be a great training hike for other mountains!
Posted Aug 18, 2013 7:52 pm

orbitorFrom Devil's Lake via South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2013

orbitor

Last climb on Oregon trip before attempting Mt. Hood. Fabulous bluebird day made the snow climb enjoyable in the morning. After coming out of the trees, took the South Ridge straight up. Crevasses had already started opening up on the Lewis Glacier, but we easily avoided them. Endless visibility from summit. Could see from Mt. Hood to Mt. Shasta and everything in between. Descent sucked due to soft snow and high temps, but what an awesome experience.
Posted Aug 14, 2013 2:46 pm

OutdoorpartnerGreat day, minimal snow crossings  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2013

Outdoorpartner

About three months after a total hip operation; I wasn't sure I could do it. I was elated to make the top. My balance is still off, so I fell twice on the way down but didn't injure myself (that scree is slippery)! Great views from the top with just a touch of haze.

On 7/17 I was hiking Broken Top and could see a helicopter rescue which landed on the top of South Sister.

Love the wilderness area around the Sisters with all the alpine lakes, great weather and no bugs!
Posted Jul 19, 2013 11:54 am

cyffredinolnice hike even without the views  Sucess!

cyffredinol

No views from the top due to lots of smoke for nearby forest fires, but still a fun hike. Didn't think the scree was all that bad. Worth the drive from portland!
Posted May 20, 2013 1:27 am

wildernessprestonlong slog
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2010

wildernesspreston

Did the standard route up South Sister. It was a long scree-filled slog. Fantastic view from the summit. Camped at Moraine lake on the way down. Fun little trip.
Posted Apr 4, 2013 9:11 pm

ManyGlacierMountaineerSouth Sister  Sucess!

ManyGlacierMountaineer

October 2012 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa, Tyler Haasch, Kent Lockman, Brooks McClintock, Ben Darce, Nick Anderson and Nick Graham.

This was a Glacier National Park "Dream Team" post-season road trip climb. We had an extremely clear day and could see Jefferson, Adams, Hood, Diamond Peak, Crater Lake, Washington, Thielsen and of course the other two sisters. Big thanks to Nick Graham for letting us all crash at his place the night before and after in Bend.
Posted Feb 24, 2013 11:22 pm

kylefrowescree  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012
lots of stuff to dump out of the boots at the bottom
Posted Jan 6, 2013 1:07 pm

joseyinnetEarly Fall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2012

joseyinnet

Really lovely hike up to the summit. Even with the thick smoke from the nearby forest fires I could still see all the way to Mount Adams. Hadn't been to the Cascades since I was about 6, so a pretty nice way to return!
Posted Oct 9, 2012 12:22 am

alpinedonA sick climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2012

alpinedon

Third time up South. I had been pretty ill on the previous two days and really struggled to reach the summit. Glad I was able to pull it off, but now I am still sick since I should have been resting, not climbing mountains!
Posted Oct 8, 2012 3:14 pm

olygtx06summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012
1x
Posted Sep 22, 2012 1:11 pm

pdx2laxWonderful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2012
Great hike! I got up around 1 PM and some sporatic clouds started appearing out of nowhere. I don't have much experience with Cascade weather so it spooked me a bit and I didn't linger at the summit. Took some pics for 15 min then headed back down. Turns out it was nothing and the weather ended up being fine, if not a little windy.
Posted Sep 17, 2012 3:48 pm

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