It'd be gratuitous to say, "our pleasure," I'm sure. Truly, though, you know it was.Steve20050 wrote:Thanks Karl and Peder, Those were some really great photos. I have never gotten to the top of the South Sister, but that view north along the line of the Cascade Crest from the 3 Sisters area is certainly one of my favorite views in Oregon. Thank you for taking time to post this stuff for us arm chair hikers to enjoy. You hit this one spot on with the clear skies and little haze, which seems to be harder to get as the years go by.
This is probably as good a time as any to get up there. I bet with how dry it's been, the fires and gritty air will kick in before too much longer, and really spoil the views. Google Earth tells me it's 275 miles from Mt. Rainier to Crater Lake, and we could easily see both that morning!
Agreed on the views! Probably the best in Oregon. Only thing in the PNW that I can see coming close would be up in the North Cascades, but there it'd be far less volcanic (which to me adds so much to the dynamics!).Roy wrote:Nice report Karl great narrative and photos as usual. I always thought the summits down there were some of the most spectacular around with the red rock, blue green lakes and the four big peaks so close together.
I have some history on the South Sis.
I am jealous of you two and your adventures I have clawed my way thru two years of issues and physical therapy but I think the South Sis,McLaughlin or MSH are in the cards this season. I did Defiance and Larch mt last month.
I remember those pics from another thread. Peder asks the relevant question! I tell ya, I hurt more - and for longer - after Defiance than either MSH or SS! You sound ready.
Heh, I think Peder already assumes it's not even up for question, where that's gonna fall when we get back. I do have fun doing it, though. As well as going back and looking at them later.Born2BBrad wrote:Thanks for the pics from the top looking down that show the snow coverage. That helped me make a decision to do a backpacking trip to Green Lakes this weekend.
BTW Karl, if you keep putting such awesome TRs out there, people are going to expect it each time
There are more photos (no, I didn't post all of them!) on my Flickr Feed, if they might help. There were people camping all around down there (along our route), to be sure.
Ouch! Just 20 minutes off? As it turned out, we were there nearly 90 minutes before sunrise, but "the show" started almost immediately.markesc wrote:Was the teardrop pool melted or starting to melt as of yet? Any winds? Sounds of falling rock? Cold beer/beer glaciers on the top???
Nope, the pool is totally frozen. It was actually hard to figure out where it oughta be, but I do think I did finally. We had a persistent wind, but it wasn't killer - maybe 10 or 15mph. I'm sure the windchill was below freezing, though. My legs were cold, with just one layer on, and exposed fingers got chilly pretty quick too! No falling rocks I can recall, or any sort of concessionaires, either, oddly enough.