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South Sister

Tough slog from moraine lake to summit south sister today! Very little wind and a beautiful day made it all worth it!

South Sister Summit

Woke up to a chilly 28 degrees at 5 am. Got some breakfast then started our hike. We dressed a bit warmer than needed. The…

The Final Beast

Our final hike for the challenge. Did bachelor the day before but our legs were feeling good and up for the challenge to complete the…

South Sister

This was my first time up. We started at 1:00 am in hopes of seeing some of the meteor shower and to beat the heat. …

Holy moly sister

Well I did it and under 7 hrs.,weather perfect. Some haze and smoke in the morning,but clear afternoon. Hard going up and harder going down.…

Smoky Sister

We started well before sunrise and it was chilly enough for gloves and a puffy, but it was still incredibly hot on the descent. The…

South Sister

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.…

The big one!

Bugs were terrible at the start but worth stopping to take pics! The red mile was tedious but glad we made it to the summit.…

South Sister Summit

Day 1 trek to Moraine Lake to set up camp. The trail along Fall Creek was fairly buggy but otherwise an easy trek. Day 2…

South Sister Scree-fest

My fourth trip up Oregon’s third-highest peak: South Sister. I have one peak left to finish! 13 miles and just over 5,000 feet of vertical…

First Time Up South Sister

This was my first time up South Sister. Great trail in the trees for the first two miles before a nice plateau. Lots of bugs…

South Sisters Slam

The scree section was far longer and steeper than expected.  Some steep snowfields that were not to bad with micro spikes.  Great fun sliding down…

SOUTH SISTER

We began at 6:12am, from Devils Lake Trailhead, wearing headlamps. Temperature was freezing. No wind. Clear skies. As we continued along the open part of…

South Sisters

Well I finally bagged this mountain peak and I felt a great sense of relief afterwards!  It was a feeling between rapture and pain!  I…

South sisters

It was a long hike, 8hrs and there is a false peak. Going up the mountain to the false peak, it got pretty intense.

South Sister

Beautiful day. Snow in some places and I was happy to have my microspikes and poles but saw plenty of people doing fine without.

South Sister Saunter

Weather was perfect today! Great visibility of the other surrounding peaks from the summit though very windy and cold at the top. Second time doing…

South Sister Scree Wee Knees

First time hiking South Sister and was solo but there were several dispersed.  The weather was nice but extremely windy beyond the false summit.  Beautiful…

South Sister

Perfect day!  Windy and cold at the the top! Found a little spot behind a rock to get out of the wind and was visited…

Great views

this hike is my favorite of the oregon 6 peaks so far. You really feel like your climbing in the mountains. There are a lot…

Open Season- South Sister

Wow! I wasn’t expecting this hike to be my favorite of the six. Here are the highlights: Hiking the first few miles by moonlight. Meteor…

South Sisters

This one was hard but not the hardest in my opinion it was for sure the longest and I felt like giving up on it…

South Sister

What a beautiful, fun hike! Lots of elevation gain and epic views. No smoke, blue skies… cold and windy at the top and I was…

Ash dust in everything….

Hot and sunny day, could see smoke in the distance but we appreciated clear air (beyond all the dust kicked up!!!!).   I was expecting…

South Sister Trail

Trail was in good condition and snow free (except for summit crater, which can be and should be avoided). We left the parking lot at…

South Sister

Got lucky and the day was smoke free! Great weather. Cold in the morning, but hot on the way down. Summit was windy but not…

Perfect south sister

Perfect day to finish off the 2021 six pack of peaks. Started at 7 am. 32 degrees. Clear skies. Sunny. Got to the summit at…

South Sister- It Takes A Team!

I hiked South Sister with my husband, daughter, and brother. I titled this “It Takes a Team” because I really appreciated all their help and…

South Sister- It Takes A Team!

I hiked South Sister with my husband, daughter, and brother. I titled this “It Takes a Team” because I really appreciated all their help and…

South Sister Haze

I was a little concerned about air quality but the forecast suggested it might be okay, so I packed up and headed out to the…

South Sister Hike

Our family climbed the South Sister on August 15th. A Central Cascades Wilderness permit is required for this trailhead. 80 permits per day are released…

Guts, Gaiters and Gloves

Wow – South Sister is a Beast.  I picked this hike to do with parts of my extended family -Brother and Sister-in-law and my niece. …

South Sister

I always enjoy this hike it beautiful, challenging! It was a really warm day with lots of smoke. I got to summit this hike with…

Sister love

Best time I’ve had thanks to the permit system. Hiked it for the first time last year and that was terrible and stressful due to…

Mixing it up with South Sister

Oh lord, I’m glad it’s over! trail was good, dry and dusty though. Several portions where people have made their own paths. Easy to get…

South Sister

The weather was gorgeous— clear skies, very low winds, not too hot on the way down.

South Sister

Warm day to hike S. Sister. Hardly anyone on the trail. Pack bug spray!

South Sister !!!

First of all, the moraine you will cross is absolutely gorgeous in an otherworldly way. The Mosquitos are incredibly awful though and did it seem…

South Sister Birthday Climb

Some snow through the woods at the beginning. Some snow on the plains near Moraine Lake, melting FAST, and a few snowfields below Lewis Lake.…

Bug spray & sunscreen!

We were weary about this one given trail reports. There were mosquitos, but not as bad as I have seen in many alpine areas and…

South Sister

Backpacked to Moraine Lake. Camped in a wind storm. Woke up and summit in a wind storm. I thought I was going to be blown…

Windy South Sister

Great trip, camped at moraine lake.  Was super windy but easily navigable.

Birthday summit

Awesome birthday climb with my girlfriend and friends. Starting late Saturday night early Sunday morning for the sunrise and it we hit got it at…

Gale force winds at the top

Got a real early start around 5:40. Had to use the headlamp for the first couple hours. Got to see an amazing sunrise on the…

South Sister and Baldy’s (Really!)

This hike has everything.  Nice walk in the woods, great views throughout and steep/hard enough to remind me why I train before a hiking trip.…

Blow me down

Started backpacking Sunday afternoon to Moraine Lake to camp for two nights.  Beautiful day very little wind until later that afternoon.  I found a great…

South Sister Summit

I finished!! Summited south sister to complete the challenge. Been on my list the last few weeks, but wildfire smoke made it impossible. Beautiful clear…

South Sister

Trail was icy and windy at the top. I saw a dude comfortably cruising along in micro spikes and wished I had thought ahead to…

#1 South Sister

I have been wanting to hike South Sister for several years now, the time I tried I had recently been in an accident and made…

What do we do? We Hike, Hike, Hike!!

Absolutely amazing view and definitely worth the sore muscles. Gators and poles are definitely a must. Two of us went through 5 liters of water…

South Sister Summit

What an amazing trip! My partner and I headed out to Green Lakes on Friday after work, hiked in 4 miles, and camped for the…

Most Miserable South Sister

Last mile and a half to the top was a miserable skree climb. Equivalent to hiking up sand dunes. Then one flat snow field to…

South sister summit

Started our hike at devils lake TH. This was a beautiful,  but challenging hike! Trail was well marked and well maintained.  Some mosquitos were an…

South Sister Summit

A group of six met at the parking lot at 5AM, where we were surprised to find the parking lot nearly full, with numerous vehicles…

South Sister

Longest hike in some time.  Great support from the RORK crew.  Top 2+ miles challenging with loose footing and multiple trails from previous hikers.  Great…

South Sister Adventure

We decided to head out after work and camp near Lewis Glacier at ~9000’ for our first South Sister hike of the year. The original…

Night Hike for Sunrise

Left the trailhead around 9PM, false summit after midnight, camped at the top. Other hikers started reaching summit around 4:30AM. Moon set early so stars…

South Sister Summit

A gorgeous bluebird day with views to Mt. Adams at the top! Thankfully, packed lots of water and had a filter, as it was a…

South Sister Summit

We hit the trail about 415am with headlamps. Made it to Moraine Lake area as light creeped over the Cascades. Simply spectacular. Several areas of…

South Sister

My second time up South. Last time I was blessed with snow in the scree and able to use spikes. This time no such luck!…

South Sister

Perfect weather for this hike! Recent snows covered most of the skree, making it easier to climb than summertime conditions (as long as you had…

Late Season South Sister

What we thought would be the hardest time to summit South Sister turned out to be my favorite summit. The snow made for different views…

South Sister Summit!

On trail at 6:08am….parking lot about 1/4 full with lots of overnight camper vans. Weather mild…50F with no wind and not a single human being…

Did it! South Sister with Snow

My sixth peak!  I did not expect more than a dusting of snow… There were 6 inches on much of the last mile that made…

South Sister

Beautiful day in Central OR, lots of hikers taking advantage of the sunny day.  Awesome views!! Snow on top!! Snow turned slushy as it warmed…

Third time’s the charm

We’ve previously summited South Sister twice, so we were a bit…… exhausted to see it on this list. It was still grueling and strenuous, but…

South Sister Hike

Awesome hike up South Sister with a great crew! Amazing views, perfect weather, and only a slight dose of wind at the top!

Type One Diabetic on the Summit!

Hardest thing I’ve ever done, completely worth it once I got to the top. I absolutely cried happy tears at the summit!

Windy day on South Sister

Friday the 13th sounded like a perfect day heading up South Sister and finishing the challenge. The forecast was calling for clear skies, but high…

It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This!

An absolutely perfect day in every way! We started at 6 am with headlamps. From Teardrop Lake, which is beautiful and would have been worth…

South Sister

Last mile of hike very challenging going up & down. Hike hardest I have ever done.

Epic Views on S. Sister

A fantastic hike up just take it slow. Way down with scree was a bit tricky. Views were epic!

S.S. slumber party

Probably the easiest time I’ve had on this mtn. Great group of 4 guys stayed overnight under the stars. It was a great time up…

Surfing the Sisters

Beautiful. Challenging. Lots of folks out there but generally kind and wilderness respectful. Hiked this 9 years ago and it felt familiar and yet different…

Soul Sisters on South Sister!

Everyone was right…this is not a technical hike, but it sure was challenging.  I’d call it a CLIMB!  We started out at 6:30am and made…

Overcoming the Beast!

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…

South Sister

Hiked green lakes to south sister summit.   Mosquitoes were awful along green lakes trail.  Gorgeous day with so many butterflies at the summit.

South Sister for the finesh!

The parking lot was full by 6:30 so we parked by the road. The mosquitoes are bad the first couple of miles but stop after…

The Beast

Great day on South Sister. I wasn’t sure what the snow situation was going to be like, but the trail is almost 100% clear—no traction…

South Sister x 3

My third time up South Sister! I was hoping the view would be a little clearer this time (my previous climbs have been later in…

Sure Glad that We Started Early

We started the hike at around 6 am, and seeing how hot it was getting as we were coming down around noon, I was very…

#6

Great two day trek up South Sister with my son.  Hiked up above Moraine Lake to set up camp for an easy summit climb in…

South Sister – At Long Last

South Sister marks the high point during the entirety of our 100-mile trip. Haha, see what I did there? We started the day earlier than…

Snowy Sister

We encountered a lot of snow, but it was worth it! The summit was sopped in, but we had a blast getting there. At lower…

South Sister Screein’

I started my hike around 0730 in the morning and despite a number of cars I the parking lot I was the only hiker on…

South Sister Summit

Started from Devil’s Lake trailhead. It was drizzling as we came up through the forest which turned into sleet as we neared the summit. Conditions…

No sister of mine

The weather was beautiful, even a little warm. The terrain is very challenging. VERY CHALLENGING!

Sensational South Sister

Gorgeous blue sky day but a bit of smoke and wind rolled in on the descent. Starting temp 35 but warmed up quickly into low…

South Sister with SoCal Visitors

Beautiful conditions for hiking, although quite chilly when we stopped moving for too long. Broke out the puffy AND gloves! This hike makes for a…

A butt kicker hike

The climb up South Sister isn’t just about reaching the top. With the exception of the first 1.5 miles of forested trail, the hike showcases…

South Sister

Hard had a rock slide and hit my ankle but that didn’t stop me from reaching my goal.

Hazy, Windy Day Atop South Sister

Super windy day from Moraine Lake on up. Made this hike more difficult than last time we did it. Lots of dirt and sand blowing…

Windy South Sister

A very windy day (25-35 mph) kept the smoke moving but views were severely muted. Took lots of breaks to get out of the wind…

South Sister Success!

In parts breath taking and hair raising. For me this challenge was a goal to do something I had never attempted before. Never in my…

Spectacular South Sister

I started early around 5:44am. The trail wasn’t too crowded on my way up but as I was coming back down, there were a lot…

South Sister

Couldn’t have asked for better conditions! Got out above the smoke, perfect weather and not crowded at all!

A Hot Hot Sister

I was on the trail at 6:15 to beat the heat. It was already pretty warm, especially after leaving the tree line. Beautiful seeing the…

South Sister

We drove up from Eugene the night before and hiked into Moraine Lake right at dusk. There was only one or two campsites left! Saturday…

South Sister

Sunrise summit on South Sister for peak #3 #sixpeakssufferfest #Sixpackofpeaks #teamrwb

South Sister

We started before sunrise at 5:00 am to beat the mid-day heat. The parking lot was already packed, perhaps with overnight campers. The sun came…

South Sister

I’ve done this 3 times, now and it’s always challenging and beautiful. We left around 5:00 am to beat the heat and were glad we…

French Roast

This is French Roast, and you can’t roast it darker. Straightforward, strong-bodied with low acidity, our darkest roast is adored for its intense smokiness.

South Sister

Weather and trail conditions were good. Thought we might be smoked out but it was clear. Wildflowers were in bloom. I had problems feeling a…

Sasshole Sister Hike

oh man such a great hike! fastest time yet round trip about 9 hrs! pierre really pushed me at the start and I liked it.…

PNW Tour: South Sister

Started off with beautiful weather but ended in a hailstorm!!! One of the best hikes/climbs I’ve ever done

Summit Sisters

Awesome trail. Smooth sailing all the way. Beautiful rays & sunrise thru enormous trees. Encore a must!