Ascent of Middle Sister on 2015-10-27

Climber: Rick Peterson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Middle Sister
    Elevation:10854 ft / 3308 m

Ascent Trip Report

I followed the trip reports to the corral easily enough with my ML320. Not steep but many 8-10 inch rocks makes clearance important. The route up the watershed is really an old road. Just before the pass to Little Smith Valley you go up a small creekbed kind of hugging the side of East Sister. Even in poor visibility if you angle up past East Sister you eventually reach the top.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3000 ft / 914 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Old road through Little Smith Valley
    Trailhead:Corral  7854 ft / 2393 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 

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