The highest and easiest of the Three Sisters, Oregon's third highest peak is a non-technical walk-up great for those want great views and a long hike. Great early season ski descent. Crampons and ice axe not needed in late season. Summit crater has highest lake in the state. Summit bivys can be popular. One of the easier glaciated peaks to climb to become a Mazama member.
South Sister is a non-technical walk-up and one of the easiest ways to become a Mazama member. This will be a two-day climb at a more relaxed pace.
Day 1 (Saturday): Hike in to basecamp at Moraine Lake. Enjoy our time at the lake.
Day 2 (Sunday): Summit South Sister from Moraine Lake, back to camp, hike out.
|Driving Distance from Portland||190 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||4 hours|
|Distance - Round Trip||11 miles|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|
|Relevant Books||Oregon High by Jeff Thomas|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7 1/2 minute series: South Sister, and Geo-Graphics, Three Sisters Wilderness <href="http: "="" adventure="" c463="" starts-here="" title="On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page " www.mazamas.org="" your="">On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=middle+sister&sll=44.103449,-121.769206&sspn=0.018891,0.04549&g=north+sister&ie=UTF8&ll=44.127028,-121.734352&spn=0.151065,0.363922&t=p&z=12"" title="Google maps">Google maps</href="http:></href="http:>|
|Awards Qualified||16 Major NW Peaks, Seven Oregon Cascades Peaks|