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Ascent of South Sister on 2011-07-02

Climber: Will Lawrence

Date:Saturday, July 2, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Sister
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:10358 ft / 3157 m

Ascent Trip Report

Simple hike up from Devil's lake. Snow covered the whole way with the main ridge exposed. Showshoes were not necessary, Crampons also were not but would have be worth bringing. Hikers ahead of us broke trail with their crampons so it was like stair stepping for us. Trekking poles were great, yaktracs were helpful. Glissading down the slush cut time to a third for the descent.
Windy only on top, the hike was calm.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4908 ft / 1496 m
    Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route:Typical trail
    Trailhead:Devil's Lake  5450 ft / 1661 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Windy only on top
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 30 Minutes



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