|Peak Summited||2019 South Sister|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with a group|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||Bugs were an annoyance|
|Snow Conditions||Intermittent snow - not hard to cross|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
I'll be honest, I was not excited to see South Sister on the list of peaks to summit for this challenge. Last September I hiked it for the first time in a meet up group. With only 2 miles left before the summit, a storm moved in, giving us zero visibility and 35 mph winds, making an already difficult hike intense and mentally challenging.
I'm so grateful we had a Monday available to hike it. We only saw roughly 30ish people the entire day. The mental and physical challenge were still there but the blue bird views (and no wind) was an incredible reward!
“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”-Moliere