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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)
598493 E 4884110 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceOregon
County/Second Level RegionDeschutes (Highest Point)
Lane (Highest Point)
Links

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Other Web Sites
     South Sister at SummitPost.org
     South Sister at ListsOfJohn.com
     Weather for South Sister Volcano at Mountain-Forecast.com
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Deschutes, OR by Ken Jones
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Deschutes, OR by Dean Molen
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Deschutes, OR by Adam Helman

Weather and Snow
     National Weather Service Forecast
     NOAA Snow Depth Map

Lists that contain South Sister:
     Mazamas Sixteen Northwest Peaks Award (Rank #8)
     Chemeketan Eighteen Northwest Peaks Award (Rank #8)
     5000 foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #34)
     Cascade Volcanoes Peak Pin (Rank #10)
     Ultras of the Contiguous United States (Rank #35)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 5000 feet of Prominence (Rank #35)
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Pacific Crest Trail (Rank #21)
     5000 foot Prominence CoHPs (Rank #41)
     USA Lower 48 Top 100 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #35)
     Cascade Range 9000-foot Peaks (Rank #12)
     Mazamas Cascades Award (Rank #3)
     Top 10 Prominence Grid for U.S. States (Rank #49)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 4000 feet of Prominence (Rank #35)
     Top 10 County High Points Grid for U.S. States (Rank #96)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #32)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #59)
     Top 10 Elevation Grid for U.S. States (Rank #112)
     U.S. National Forest High Points (Rank #45)
     Oregon County High Points (Rank #5)
     USA Lower 48 Top 400 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #35)
(Peak is on over 20 lists; Not all shown here.)

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)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered Peakbagger.com users: 720
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 686)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1999-08-26 by Don Gilman
     2003-08-30 by Patrick Shannon
     2006-08-11 by John Naleway
     2007-09-12 by Scott Cockrell
     2008-09-06 by Matt Varney (GPS Track)
     2010-08-18 by Rob Woodall
     2012-06-06 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2013-05-20 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     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 Erika Everson (Unsuccessful)
     2015-06-13 by Mehmet Yavuz (GPS Track)
     2015-08-01 by Karthik Krish (GPS Track)
     2015-09-26 by James Hess (GPS Track)
     2016-07-14 by Dave Covill
     2016-09-25 by Ted Glick (GPS Track)
     2016-10-09 by Tomoko Nakajima (GPS Track)
     2017-08-22 by Hal Watrous
     2017-09-23 by Tom Collins
     2018-06-21 by Bradley Reese (GPS Track)
     2018-06-23 by Mike Black (GPS Track)
     2018-09-02 by Eric Lombardo (GPS Track)
     2018-09-03 by Karen Altergott (GPS Track)
     2018-10-13 by Ben Sidhom (GPS Track)
     2019-08-16 by Erik Landahl
     2019-08-22 by Jeremy Fuerst

Nearby Peak Searches:
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The South Sister under a deep coat of June snow (2012-06-06).
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Web Map LinksPeakfinder Panorama
GeoHack Links   CalTopo   MyTopo   Bing Maps
Google Maps   Open Street Map
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
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 39.4 mi/63.41 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 44.673773, -121.799451
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Jefferson  (N)
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
Willamette
Columbia
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
Deschutes [OR]
Columbia
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Deschutes National Forest (Highest Point)/Willamette National Forest
Topo MapSouth Sister O44121a7 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
Dynamic Map

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Other Photos

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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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On the summit of South Sister, with Faith and Hope in the background (2015-10-29). Photo by Nick Boswell.
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Coming up onto the Wickiup Plain, you get your first look at the mountain (2016-09-25). Photo by Ted Glick.
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At the false summit, looking north at the Lewis Glacier tarn, the Lewis Glacier, and the summit crater (2016-09-25). Photo by Ted Glick.
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Looking east towards Broken Top from near the top of the Lewis Glacier. Green Lakes area visible below Broken Top (2016-09-25). Photo by Ted Glick.
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Summit Selfie. On a clear day, looking north, you can see Middle & North Sisters, Mt Washington, Mt Jefferson and Mt Hood, nearly 90 miles away! (2016-09-25). Photo by Ted Glick.
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South Sister GPS elevation profile (2016-09-25). Photo by Ted Glick.
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Bend from South Sister around mid-night (2017-07-31). Photo by Michael Lewis.
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