South Sister

Peak Summited2022 South Sister
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadDevils lake
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were terrible
Snow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to cross
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Started at 6 am. Mosquitoes so thick I could hear them buzzing all around. Fortunately they only landed if I stop which I rarely do. It was cloudy on the way up which was nice to keep the sun off for at least a little while. Once I got past the glacial lake I hiked right into a cloud and then it got cold and windy. Clouds broke up for a minute at the top. I didn’t spend too much time at top because of the wind. Once I got back down to wikiup plain it was getting hot again.

went much better than my first summit even though I had less training this year and weigh at least twenty pounds more. Still had knee pain coming down.  6.5 hours to complete trail.


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