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Ascent to Middle Sister-SE Ridge on 2012-08-10

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, August 10, 2012
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Point Reached:Middle Sister - SE Ridge
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:7600 ft / 2316 m

Ascent Trip Report

Goal: clear view of south and southeast ridges, no summit.

A day-hike before joining friends at Lake Billy-Chinook for the weekend. Scouting for a summit bid a few weeks later.

Spotty snow on shaded areas of trail above North Fork of Squaw Creek, but easily avoided or crossed in boots. Standing glissade down snowfield just NNW of Camp Lake - what a blast!

21#,R,K
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2900 ft / 882 m
    Elevation Loss:2900 ft / 882 m
    Distance:14.5 mi / 23.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2-3
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
A few clouds trying really hard to make a thunderhead over Broken-Top
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2700 ft / 822 m
    Extra Loss:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route:Camp Lake trail, then scramble
    Trailhead:Pole Creek TH  5300 ft / 1615 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2500 ft / 761 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Camp Lake trail, then scramble
    Trailhead:Pole Creek TH  5300 ft / 1615 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes



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