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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

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 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 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

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 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

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…

Best hike of my life!

This hike was number 6 of 6.  I hike it with my longest and closest friend Janelle.  She being an ex-pro athlete and a current…

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…

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…

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…

#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

Perfect hike on a warm day. Little windy on top, did it with 4 buddies in 6hrs 10mins.

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 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…

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!