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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
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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

TyCHot but perfect  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2012

TyC

Perfect day, but was hitting 90 degrees. Summit view was amazing, but the fire by Jefferson clouded the north view towards hood; however we could still make out the tip.
Posted Sep 10, 2012 8:03 pm

shadFun
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2009

shad

My first cascade volcano. Dusty hike to the summit. Views of the all the Cascade volcanos from the top made me want to climb em all. This experience got me hooked on mountaineering.
Posted Sep 9, 2012 5:23 pm

bedellympianscree  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2012

bedellympian

The last time I climb one of those chossy, scree-y, dirty, loose women without full snow cover. Just no fun. Ok I'm a spoiled Sierra boy, but still. I was headed up to meet my friends running the Sisters Traverse N-S but a recent stomach flu left me a little less springy than expected, 2:15 TH-summit and sub 3:30 RT. My buddies went 9:01 Pole Crk to Devil's Lk, not to shabby!
Posted Sep 5, 2012 7:44 pm

Vic HansonBusy trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2012

Vic Hanson

I slept at the Devils Lake TH last night, got a leisurely start at 8:35, reached the summit in 2:50, 42 min. on top and down in 2:23. Lots of people on the trail for a Wed. Must have been a last outing before school, lots of high school kids. Hiked Mt. Bachelor later in the afternoon, and Middle Sister on Monday.
Posted Aug 23, 2012 2:15 am

RedwicEnd Of Successful Peakbagging Trip!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2012

Redwic

Despite the elevation gain, I figured in advance that this would be one of the lesser interesting peaks during this big peakbagging weekend. I was correct; the route was very straightforward and terrain I had experienced multiple times on other mountains. I much moreso enjoyed Mount Thielsen and Gearhart Mountain, during the previous two days.

I left in dark pre-dawn hours just so I would be back to the car by early morning. The weather was great but it was COLD. I wanted to head back to Washington in time for my daughter's swimming lesson that night. (I made it!)

This was the seventh and final Top 100 Oregon peak I summited during a 3-1/2 day timeframe.
Posted Jul 24, 2012 7:06 pm

olymountainmanJune Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

olymountainman

Spur of the moment decision to make the 6 hr drive from olympia,wa to climb this mellow beast. Made it to the trailhead at 3am saturday and bivyed up there for a few hours. started climbing at 7am, set up camp at the flats near lake moraine. summited in 3 hrs from there, glissaded back down and hung out at camp for hours before getting some shut eye. I seriously regret not bringing my snowboard :( was gonna try for broken top on sunday but didnt have the time since we live 6 hrs away and i had to work monday morning. another time. great climb though :)
Posted Jul 1, 2012 1:51 am

Nick TurturaBeautiful Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2011

Nick Turtura

Just that. Beautiful day!
Posted Jun 4, 2012 11:25 pm

MichaelWWFirst time on Top of the World  Sucess!

MichaelWW

This was the first 'real' mountain I had the chance to climb. The views on that particularly clear day (Rainier to Shasta?) have stuck with me for a long time.

This is a great peak for newbies and groups - we came up from the south (Devil's Lake) and didn't have any trouble getting to the top with a bunch of teenagers.
Posted May 28, 2012 5:03 pm

Cal60 mph wind
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2011

Cal

I think we made it to the top...it was a white-out and wind almost blew my friend over the edge at one point. And still there were other people out!
Posted Apr 16, 2012 3:19 pm

mastercoogHiked standard route in mid-september  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2011

mastercoog

Hiked South Sister after climbing North and Middle a few days earlier in mid September. The temperature was 90 degrees the first day of our trip and was near or at freezing temperatures plus windy at Moraine Lake where we camped the last night. However as we climbed up the mountain, the wind stopped as we climbed past the cloud level at 7500 feet and was very pleasant and sunny on the summit. We spent extra time on the summit because we did not want to go back down to the windy weather down below.
Second successful summit on August 26th, 2012 with party of four. One team member got altitude sickness and almost did not make summit. Started climbing at 4:20am and had mountain mostly to ourselves. The summit was 40 degrees with about 30mph winds which felt very cold for summer climbing. Total climb time was 8h 40min starting from Moraine Lake.
Posted Feb 19, 2012 6:44 pm

santanoniSouth Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2011

santanoni

Camping out at moraine lake we went up fairly early. My climbing companions had not been above 5000 in a long time, but we knocked it out in quick order and with no problems. One broken trekking pole from a boot ski by one of my group, no big deal.
Posted Jan 13, 2012 11:52 am

bellinghamclimberSeason's changing...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011

bellinghamclimber

Looks like summer's finally over. Super cloudy weekend with low vis from the summit. Kinda cool to see the ice formations up top though...
Posted Oct 3, 2011 3:46 pm

FlandersEnd of the Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

Flanders

Long climb, clouded in.
Posted Sep 19, 2011 10:09 am

Travler559we did it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Travler559

Had a most spectacular climb up the South Sister. Late start @ 11am, but was able to make it to the summit in just over 5 hours, we stopped and took a lot of pictures as this was a first time for my friend. Meet some great people along the way and was amazed at how many kids were on the mountain 8,9 10 year old kids climbing right next to us and usually passing us. Amazing views from the summit. Very grueling the last 1000 feet, but well worth every moment on top. Met up with another first timer, "Florida Matt" we called him, tallest mountain he had been on is 700 feet, if you call that a mountain. He made it to 7800 feet in his moccasins,1 banana, 1 cucumber, some jerky and one water bottle, we helped him out with snacks and extra fluids. This was a tester climb for us as we are going to attempt to scale Mt. Adams in 2 weeks. So we loaded down our packs a headed up. So worth the soar legs today, but nothing a soak in the hot tub won't cure.
Posted Aug 14, 2011 12:01 pm

RangerMarkGood early climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2010

RangerMark

Peak was still entirely snowcovered, which meant I didn't see a single person the whole day. Had the mountain to myself, great views.
Posted Aug 12, 2011 10:13 pm

kdonaldsonSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

kdonaldson

With snow still covering about 50-60% of the trail this late into the season I thought I would give it a go hoping the snow would keep away the crowds. Left the trailhead at 6:20 with my dog, passed about 10 people on the lower section in the trees. Met a guy named Ryan about half way up and we hiked the rest of the way to the summit. Arrived on summit about 10:35 (4hrs 15 min) at a moderate pace. The snowfields were frozen on the way up so you will need good poles and boots, or get over onto rocks. Beauty day - stayed on the summit until noon, eating, talking to others as they came up. Could see all the way to Adams in the north and almost to California to the south. Ryan was heading over to middle so I headed down and hiked with Brent and Becka and their dog Rio. Our dogs got along well. 2:15 minutes down with some exciting glisading on the upper snowfields allowing us to make great time.
Posted Aug 7, 2011 5:19 pm

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