South Sister, Oregon

Prominence: 5588 ft, 1703 m

Elevation: 10,358 feet, 3157 meters

True Isolation: 39.4 mi, 63.41 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 10,363 ft / 3158 m
Alternate Name(s)Big Sister
SubpeaksHodge Crest (10,039 ft/3060 m)
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)44° 6' 13'' N; 121° 46' 10'' W
44.103548, -121.769378 (Dec Deg)
598493E 4884110N Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionDeschutes (Highest Point)
Lane (Highest Point)

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     Weather for South Sister Volcano at Trip Report for Deschutes, OR by Ken Jones Trip Report for Deschutes, OR by Dean Molen Trip Report for Deschutes, OR by Adam Helman

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Lists that contain South Sister:
     USA Lower 48 Top 400 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #35)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #153)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 4000 feet of Prominence (Rank #35)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #151)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #143)
     Western USA Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation (Rank #136)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #32)
     Mazamas Sixteen Northwest Peaks Award (Rank #8)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #59)
     Cascade Volcanoes Peak Pin (Rank #10)
     USA Lower 48 Top 100 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #35)
     Mazamas Cascades Award (Rank #3)
     Oregon Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #4)
     Western States Climbers List (Rank #195)
     Oregon County High Points (Rank #5)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes (Smoot)
       Oregon High: A Climbing Guide to Nine Cascade Volcanoes (Thomas)
       Backcountry Ski! Oregon (Van Tilburg)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1999-08-26 by Don Gilman
     2003-08-30 by Patrick Shannon
     2003-09-07 by Jan Peter Eklund
     2005-08-07 by Caleb Morris
     2006-08-11 by John Naleway
     2007-09-12 by Scott Cockrell
     2010-08-18 by Rob Woodall
     2010-09-05 by George Burgess (GPS Track)
     2011-07-02 by Will Lawrence
     2011-08-27 by Richard Hensley
     2012-06-06 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2012-07-24 by James Barlow
     2013-05-20 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     2013-06-30 by Daryn Dodge
     2013-08-01 by Erik Landahl
     2013-08-20 by Lane Johnson
     2014-07-03 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2014-07-16 by Sam Grant (GPS Track)
     2014-08-10 by Jason Vogler
     2014-09-19 by Samuel Hahn
     2014-09-27 by Eric Thornton (Unsuccessful)
     2015-08-01 by Karthik Krish (GPS Track)
     2015-08-23 by jeff carr

View ascents of peak by registered members (353 total)

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The South Sister under a deep coat of June snow (2012-06-06).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 5588 ft/1703 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 5598 ft/1706 m
  Line Parent: Lassen Peak
  Key Col: Chemult, OR    4770 ft/1454 m
Isolation39.4 mi/63.41 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Jefferson  (N)
Isolation Limit Point: 44° 40' 26'' N; 121° 47' 58'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: Oregon Cascades
Range5: Sisters Area (Highest Point)
Ridges/DividesPacific Crest
Oregon Cascade Crest
Drainage Basins
Pacific Ocean
Deschutes [OR]
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Deschutes National Forest (Highest Point)/Willamette National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Three Sisters Wilderness Area (Highest Point)
Topo MapSouth Sister O44121a7 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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South Sister 6-1-14 (2014-06-01). Photo by oregon mt. goat.
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Me on South Sister (2013-08-31). Photo by Grant Roush.
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South Sister (2014-09-07). Photo by Lia Smaka.
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