Ascent of South Sister on 2010-09-05

Climber: George Burgess

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, September 5, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:South Sister
    Elevation:10358 ft / 3157 m

Ascent Trip Report

Beautiful hike in every way. Devil's Lake trailhead can get a little packed in high season, but it's in a great spot, and access is easy from the Mt. Bachelor highway. The trail climbs through woods until it kicks out onto a long dry plateau and winds its way along glacial moraines. Eventually it steepens until you reach a high puddle-pond, and the final stretch of the mountain, rising between Lewis and Clark glaciers. At the top, you wind around the crater and the highest lake in Oregon to reach a windy, rocky summit.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4878 ft / 1487 m
    Distance:11.8 mi / 19 km
    Route:Standard Route
    Trailhead:Devils Lake Trailhead  5480 ft / 1670 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by George Burgess
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