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Anna Rivera reviewed South Sister Trail
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BackpackingGreat!

Hiked this in August 2020! Decided to camp a little ways in before making the treck all the way up South Sisters. Left at 5am. Was one of the most challenging things I’ve done but would do it again! The view is BEAUTIFUL!

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Anna Rivera reviewed Bend Glacier and No Name Lake
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BackpackingGreat!

We hiked to no name lake and back. Decided to hammock near the top and that was a horrible idea because it was FREEZING and very windy at night (even during the summer) Hike was worth it though! Such a beautiful lake

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HikingGreat!

This trail is my favorite type of hiking in a sub alpine terrain with beautiful views every where! The road in was a challenge, just go slow and saw a lot of stock Subaru wagons parked in the lot so they made it just fine! It was steeper than I expected but beautiful and if you want photos start early for great light! This is a must do hike in Oregon and hope to hike it next year a little earlier while the lake is still green.

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Madeline Meredith reviewed Bend Glacier and No Name Lake
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HikingGreat!

The view at the top is worth every mile... took my breathe away.

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Sarah Massar reviewed South Sister Trail
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HikingGreat!

Hiked 11/02, no snow yet! Very steep and brutal hike so be prepared for that! Pretty cold and windy at the top so bring layers

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Aren Ray reviewed South Sister Trail
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HikingGreat!

Perfect weather for a Halloween morning hike! Gorgeous sunrise on the way to the trailhead and crisp but not cold on the hike up. There has been a little moisture on the mountain which really helps hold the scree together, making the last couple miles significantly less frustrating. For this mountain, the 30 or so people are about the fewest I've seen on a weekend. A good snow will close the road pretty quickly so get up here while you can!

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Shelby Sundquist reviewed South Sister Trail
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Hiking

Steep and slippery. If you fall on your butt on the way down, it doesn't hurt much - more of a slide than anything. Poles helped on the way up but I skipped them on the hike down. The lake in the caldera is frozen but it was possible to refill water at the lake about 1k below the summit. I prefered refilling to hauling an extra liter up.

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James Moak reviewed South Sister Trail
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HikingGreat!

Gorgeous views. Straight up religious stuff. If the view is heaven, the last mile or two to the summit by the glacier is straight up hell. Trek poles would have been amazing. The weather on Sunday was absolutely perfect, very little wind and full visibility all around.

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Nandini Chaturvedi reviewed South Sister Trail
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HikingGreat!No shadeRockyScramble

Hiked Nov 1st 2020. The trail is in a good shape, very easy to navigate. There were many cars in the parking at 7:40 AM. This is a challenging hike, not a joke. There is no water on the trail, except a creek at the start. The trail is steep (only gets flat for about a mile and half?) and lot of lose rocks. I took a long time taking breaks and photo shooting. I didn't have poles so I cant say if you need them. However gaiters would save you from a thousand rocks in your boots, hiking down. I would not go up if the weather is not clear, just because the views are stunning. Its totally worth it to hike up to the 'actual summit point' on the crater. I loved the crater more than the 360 degree views to be honest, you get those views from so many other hikes. The crater reminded me a little bit of Mt Rainier.

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Sarah Massar reviewed Bend Glacier and No Name Lake
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Hiked 10/26, no snow yet. Beautiful views of Broken Top and South sister on the way in. For sure hike up the ridge on the other side of No Name Lake, absolutely stunning! I also took a detour and climbed up into the middle of Broken Top and that was beyond worth it, 10/10.

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I didn't think that my car could make the nasty road to the main trailhead, so I headed out from Todd Lake. It's about 14 (lovely!) miles. If you want to go this route, from Todd Lake, take a right on Todd Trail, then a right onto Soda Creek Trail, a right onto Broken Top Trail, then that will end at the trail to No Name Lake. Take a left on that. The thing that surprised my most was Broken Top's colors! Seeing them from afar doesn't do them justice. Reds, oranges, yellows, browns, purples, greens, and the stark white glaciers against them. Amazing.

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Bobbi Pease reviewed South Sister Trail
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Hanah Kim reviewed South Sister Trail
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Epic hike! I appreciated having gaiters, lots of electrolytes, and the encouragement from other hikers along the way. If you want to take the slightly longer but less steep way down you can take the Wickiup trail at the junction.

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Parker Sublette reviewed South Sister Trail
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Amazing but it’s indeed helpful to have tracking poles!

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Hiking

Perfect trail, steep, great reward at the top with stunning views of all the nearby peaks, even the tip of my adams. Can get hot, trail is not covered so prepare for lots of sun.

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BayLeafs Thyme reviewed South Sister Trail
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Hiking

Summited South Sister 09/28/2020. Beautiful clear day. Chilly in the morning. It was pretty breezy at the top. The false summit was slightly disheartening but if you push on the summit view is definitely worth it ! Trekking poles helped tremendously. Favorite hike in the Three Sister Wilderness so far.

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John Watkins reviewed South Sister Trail
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Backpacking

First mountain I ever climbed and had a blast. Views were great

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Justin Fargason reviewed South Sister Trail
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Climbed on Tuesday the 27th. I was the first one on the mountain leaving the trail at 6 AM. Turn left at the first big rocks you see rather than climb them like I did in the dark, lol. The sun rising on the mountain was beautiful with all the colors glowing in the sky. Once I arrived at the base of the mountain I didn’t actually always follow the trail per se. There are various goat trails that can get you to the same place. I was glad to practice route finding a bit. People say the last mile is hard, brutal, etc. I don’t think it was much steeper than anything else, and I typically get more motivated once I know I’m close to the summit. People who don’t like scree may not like it. I heard a number of people complaining it hadn’t snowed yet. So, that leads me to the last point. The way down was harder than the way up. For me it was solely about the fact that I was tired and my legs were done. If you’re super well conditioned then this mountain shouldn’t be tough for even beginners who are super fit and have some fear of height tolerance. I personally like wearing microspikes to have a bit more grip in the scree on the way down—completely not necessary though. Poles were incredibly helpful and I heard someone say he fell three times without them, who was climbing and descending fast. Without poles you will likely do some sliding. It was absolutely beautiful. Great view of the Sisters, Jefferson, Thielsen, Bachelor, Broken Top, Hood, and I believe I could see the outline of St Helens and the peak of Rainier (it was super clear day). Note, I drank 4.5 liters of water, although that was probably a lot more than average. In retrospect I would have definitely just taken my 3L bladder and refilled with purification tablets at the second lake near the Lewis glacier (Teardrop I believe). It’s clearer than Morraine with sediment. 2L would probably be fine with purification/refill. I wore gaiters—somewhat helpful on the way down especially—I wouldn’t say required.

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Kevin Archer reviewed South Sister Trail
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Hiking

Have lived in Bend for 25 years. First time to the summit. Nasty headwind at times but slow and steady ruled the day. 3:45 to the top. Breathtaking. Will now look up at South and smile.

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Hakon Rozell reviewed South Sister Trail
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HikingGreat!

Amazing! I managed to summit in 2:15 minutes and it was a once in a lifetime view! Probably one of the last days before conditions become snowy so get out there!!!

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Rick Reinaker reviewed Bend Glacier and No Name Lake
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Hiking

Beautiful day on the trail.

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Carrie Adams reviewed South Sister Trail
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HikingGreat!Snow

Pretty sure every person in our group cried. 10/10 would recommend!

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