Middle Sister, Oregon


A ski ascent (almost) of Oregon's Middle Sister

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I don't remember a whole lot about this trip.

Harry, my bike racing buddy, and I hiked into Pole Creek then skied up the glacier. I think we camped at about the spot from which this photo was taken. That's my dog, Cedar.

We skied up to the saddle between the Middle and North Sister, then ditched the skis and climbed up toward the Middle Sister. Just short of the summit, the snow turned to ice. We were in slick-soled cross-country skis boots without axes or crampons. The section is actually in view here to the right of the summit. Bad run out. Time to turn around.

Somewhere I have some pictures of our really sweet turns in the hero snow, sweet, 2" deep corn.

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