Ascent of South Sister on 2009-10-17
|Date:||Saturday, October 17, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||11360 ft / 3462 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTrailhead at FR 050 followed route(4WD Rd) around west side of East/Middle Sisters to the west slopes of South Sister (cross country). Ascent Quality a 5 due to 1-2 feet of snow above 9500ft and loose rock/steep grade the last 600+ feet.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||5310 ft / 1618 m|
| Extra Gain:||500 ft / 152 m|
| Distance:||13.5 mi / 21.7 km|
| Route:||Little Smith Valley/West Slopes|
| Trailhead:||FR050 7050 ft / 2148 m|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Time Up:||4 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours 50 Minutes|
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