South Sister Hike

September 4, 2010 - We left the parking lot at 7:06am and got back at 4:11pm, 9 hours and 13.5 miles. Elevation at the trailhead 5479 feet and at the top of South Sister was 10,370 feet. Almost 5000 feet gain in 6.25 miles is very hard.


                          sign tells it all


   we looked good at the start, Ron, Gary, Bill, Suzie and Lores


                                   stopped for a break               first 1.5 miles had a elevation gain of 1500 feet


the route that we take                           at 7000 feet and above the clouds


break at 7800 feet                    leaving the trees and in to the rocks


Bill and Suzie leading the way with hikers looking down at us, all the hikers behind us


at the top with a ice field to cross                                        Mt Bachelor      


Middle Sister and North Sister                                     Broken Top           


                      we made it                            GPS show 10,370 feet and one way of 7.33 miles


     leaving some of Jeff                          starting down which was hard because we fell a few times


we made it back for happy hour            Bill and Suzie