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Tracyroute climbed: south ridge from Devil's Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2002


Climbed this one with my brother-in-law, Michael Eschenberg. Lots of snow for June. Hiked in snow almost the entire way. Crampons helped out on certain portions of the climb. Beautiful weather and it was actually a little too warm on the way down.
Posted Apr 6, 2006 7:09 am

uap304South Side South Sister  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 1998


This was, as I am sure it is with most people, the highest place I had ever been to at the end of our morning run to the top. After climbing (?) South Sister I thought coming down off of every mountain would be as fun as the scree-skiing available here. Not bloody likely! I'll never forget how cold Moraine Lake was, nor the Reedies who were punishing us all by skinny-dipping. Oh, the hair...oh, the humanity! Like sasquatches easing into a hot tub.
Posted Apr 4, 2006 6:49 pm

calebEOCMy first time over 10k  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2005


What a beautiful area of Oregon. Walked the crater rim and frolicked in the snow, just a wonderful late summer peak. Could see as far as Thielsen in the south to Hood to the north, difficult to make out peaks to the east or the valley to the west. Attempted to jog down the mountain straining both knees in the process, turned an otherwise enjoyable return trip into the descent from hell.

August 20 2006
Climbed this again with my brother, went much more smoothly than last years knee-spraining trip. Millions of butterflies at the summit were somewhat of a nuisance.
Posted Apr 4, 2006 12:22 am

AeldrinRoute Climbed: Moraine Lake, Green Lakes side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 1999


Wonderful trip to the top. Was a little dissapointing at first because low-lying clouds completely obscured the view. When we broke out on top and saw the valley below, it made the whole trip worth it, and morale for the group increased dramatically. Fortunately, we didn't have to eat our horses or camels, though it would have been nice to have had more water for the trip down.
Posted Mar 21, 2006 6:27 pm

splattskiRoute climbed: North ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2002


Three Sisters traverse- a very long day. The north side was bare- lots of scree. Beat our estimated arrival time by almost three minutes!

Several other times, including with my father on 8/2/2010 to mark his 80th year.
Trip report
Posted Mar 14, 2006 1:03 pm

couimetSouth Sister: South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2003


Watched people ski down the south side the night before we summited. Great viewing from the summit; we could see all of Oregon's tallest mountains (middle sister, north sister, mt. jefferson, and mt. hood). Very clear day, but the wind was much faster than I thought it would be. Only the second time above 10000'. Fairly easy climb. Almost no snow near Moraine lake 6450'.
Posted Mar 3, 2006 10:51 pm

madmallardmy first sister  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2005


the view to the north from this summit is simply amazing. went up bachelor the week before to get a good view of the south ridge route. it's very strange to see red rock along the route. not something that I am used to seeing outside of the southwest.
Posted Feb 25, 2006 7:08 pm

cascadetravelerRoute Climbed: climbers route/south ridge. Date Climbed: july 17th 2004  Sucess!


I soloed this climb after succesful summits of Mt adams and Mt shasta the two previous weekends. I left devils lake campground at 2:00 am. I proceeded under headlamp up the trail between devils and kaleetan buttes. and arrived at the plateau above moraine lake.. I was happy to have reached the plateau the forest was a bit freaky as always when hiking alone in the dark. The stars were bright and there was quite a bit of snow on the ground for the middle of July . It was fairly easy for a while to make out the way following tracks from previous day.. I lost the trail eventually as tracks started to fan out in all directions. At that point I decided it was best to hug up to the very ridge itself. I figured I could ascend the ridge and follow it up till I ran back into to the trail. It was a littlle tricky working my up the loose scree . I also realized that by not having a helmet I didn't want to walk under the cliff sections of the ridge which on my route the easier way. I eventually worked my way through this little inconveniance and arrived at the lewis glacier when the sun began to rise. I was back on track huffed and puffed up the red hill section and arrved on the summit 7:00 am I enjoyed a little bit of inclement weather chatted with a couple that had spent the night on the summit. and enjoyed the wonderful views.
Posted Jan 14, 2006 11:15 pm

96avs01Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: August 1, 2005  Sucess!


Enjoyable hike with a phenomenal bivy at the top!
Posted Nov 12, 2005 5:46 am

mandrakeRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 26, 2004  Sucess!


Terrific climbing weather with great views off to the north.
Posted Oct 31, 2005 7:44 pm

daveluxRoute Climbed: South Climb Date Climbed: September 17th, 2005  Sucess!
Got a late start at 9am. This was my second attempt at a cascade summit; my first was Mt. Adams in WA. The hike was fun, but the weather turned sour about forty-five minutes before we reached the peak. The summit was so cloudy (and snowy) that we couldn't even see across the top of the mountain. This just means I will have to return next year to get the view I was not granted this time. Four hours up, 20 mins at the top and two and a half down.
Posted Sep 24, 2005 1:24 am

Scott DusekRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: 9/5/05  Sucess!

Scott Dusek

Took off from Devil's lake Trailhead at 9:00pm, slept at Moraine Lake, Set off at 6:00am, we were the second to the top. Snow is low enough this year that you can circumvent the summit crater without walking on Snow. Doing the North Ridge next time. Great as always.
Posted Sep 8, 2005 4:14 pm

seth fridaeRoute Climbed: north ridge Date Climbed: 9/3  Sucess!

seth fridae

summited south via north ridge as part of three sisters traverse. Made it from south sister summit to trail head in 1.5 hours. the whole three mountain traverse took us 14 hours.
Posted Sep 3, 2005 6:26 pm

vancouver islanderRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 21, 2004  Sucess!

vancouver islander

Straightforward solo day trip from Devils Lake. Left at 6.35am, summit at 11.55. Perfect weather and wonderful views. Didn't find the vaunted volcanic scree too bad at all - but then again I was raised on the Welsh stuff! Down in just over 3h after a leisurely lunch on top. Another great day in the Cascades.
Posted Sep 3, 2005 5:51 pm

alexrRoute Climbed: south ridge Date Climbed: aug/31/05  Sucess!


first mountain over 10k hard hike but diffinately woth it great views due to the clear weather . had a touch of fall weather stayed aroud 40 degrees on most of the mountain.
Posted Sep 1, 2005 7:12 pm

bauerbrianRoute Climbed: Green Lakes Variation Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!


Posted Aug 30, 2005 8:34 am

amochkaRoute Climbed: south side/devil's lake Date Climbed: August 15, 2005  Sucess!


I can't understand what possibly possessed me to climb this mountain again in late summer. Perhaps time helps you forget the pain of the pumice slog, but I found myself up there again this weekend. I'm easily seduced by any suggestion of climbing, so when a friend who hadn't summited s.sister wanted company, I couldn't say no. Is this healthy?

Long hot slog up pumice slopes, no surprises there....but very clear skies, so great view from the top. Ran into friends on the summit, and my friend Jay was great company on the hike, so good day overall. If I could just get that insidious red dust off my boots, my backpack, and me, all would be well.
Posted Aug 17, 2005 6:34 pm

KateRoute Climbed: South Ridge/Devil's Lake TH Date Climbed: August 8, 2005  Sucess!


Beautiful, clear day - nine hour hike well worth every footfall. Getting to walk in the crater at the top was a highlight. Pretty sure I brought half the mountain back down to the car though - had to take my boots off twice to dump the scree.
Posted Aug 9, 2005 2:25 am

LeviRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: August 1, 2005  Sucess!


Dad (SP's Mistchief) and I Started at 1:00 PM at Green Lakes Trail Head on July 1, 2005 got to Morain Lake at about 3:00 PM. Left the next day at 5:10 AM, cloudy but a nice cool breeze kept off the heat. Got to the summit at 11:00 AM and we couldnt see Mount Hood or any other mountains to the far north. Left the summit at 12:00 PM and got back to camp about 2:30 PM and back to the car by just before 5:00 PM.
Posted Aug 5, 2005 8:17 pm

MistChiefRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: 8-01-05  Sucess!


We started at Green Lakes TH at 1:00 PM on 7-31-05. Left from Moraine Lake at 5:10AM the next day. It was a great hike, a few clouds obstructed our view of the peaks to the far north but was a great compramise to hiking in the heat. Levi, 12, my son's 2nd major peak, had a little trouble but it hasn't dampened his spirits in the least. Summited at 11:00AM far from any records but we made the top. Returned to Moraine Lake at 3:00PM & back to the TH at just before 5:00.
Posted Aug 3, 2005 8:38 pm

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