South Sister Summit

Last big one of the year. If the weather is reasonable - let's climb climb South Sister. 11 miles. 5,500 feet of ascent. 10 hour day. You need to be fit. At the moment, the weather forecast for Saturday is partly cloudy with temperatures in the mid 60's. That means mid 40's on the tops and probably below freezing when we start the climb - so dress in layers. Meet at Starbucks on Century BEFORE 6:30 so we leave promptly at 6:30am. We should be hiking by 7am. That means we'll be at the summit by noon and back at the cars before 5pm. Make sure to bring a headlamp in case of delays. If the weather doesn't co-operate we'll find an alternative destination. This is a big climb late in the season and the weather may not be perfect. Be prepared. That means no shorts or sneakers. You need proper footwear. You need bad weather clothing - including waterproof pants, gloves, hats and all the other paraphenalia associated with a serious day on the mountains. Leader is Tom Meet at Starbucks on Century to leave at 6:30am. Saturday 16th October.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fabulous day! Great late season weather, good well-matched group, positive feel all around. South Sister is a yearly ritual not to be missed!

    October 17, 2010

  • Stan K.

    Great day to summit S. Sister. Weather was awesome and nice company.

    October 16, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a day! Perfect weather. No crowds. October is the best time for this mountain.

    October 16, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like we have a good team for Saturday. The weather forecast for Bend is 60 degrees, mostly sunny in the morning. That means the temperature at 10,000 feet will be in the mid 30's. Should be fun. See you at Starbucks. Tom

    October 14, 2010

  • Robert S.

    Hi Tom-
    Climb on! Exciting weather for a summit attempt - like you said, folks should "Be Prepared"!
    Here are some August photos and tips:

    October 12, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jennifer - I'm sure your step-dad was a wonderful man. 90 is a good age. I hope he enjoyed a great life.

    October 11, 2010

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