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Ascent of Middle Sister on 2019-06-29

Climber: Brett Marciasini

Others in Party:Powen Ru -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 29, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Middle Sister
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10854 ft / 3308 m

Ascent Trip Report

Continued from East Sister report.

Once down to the saddle, the brush disappears, but Middle Sister stands daunting in your path, especially after giving up that hard earned elevation. Middle Sister was much easier to climb than East Sister and even though my legs were burning with each step, it seemed like progress was being made every time I looked up. Before long we were at the rock piles marking the Lyon County High Point and the CA/NV border. From here we made the short ascent to the Middle Sister Summit. The views on top of these peaks and throughout the entire hike are amazing. Looking west you could see Highland, Silver, Reynolds, Raymond, Round Top, Hawkins, the Freel/Jobs Area, And peaks further north from there. To the other side was Mt Grant, Potato Peak, And the northern White Mountains. Looking right across from us was the beautiful South Sister which will be a target another day. After hanging out on the summit for a bit, started the descent and we’re back to the car under 2 hours.

This was an awesome traverse and beautiful country. My 11th And 12th Oguls and 2nd on the Great Basin Peak List.
Elevation and mileage is for whole trip.
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Sweetwater Mountains. Middle Sister (left) and East Sister (right) (2019-06-29). Photo by Brett Marciasini.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4078 ft / 1242 m
    Total Elevation Loss:724 ft / 220 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4078 ft / 1242 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3354 ft / 1022 m; Extra: 724 ft / 220m
    Loss on way in:724 ft / 220 m
    Distance:7.7 mi / 12.4 km
    Start Trailhead:Corral on NF50  7500 ft / 2286 m
    Time:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes



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