Friday, August 26, 2011

Early climb on South Sister

  broken top

The grueling 2:30am wake up was well-worth the serene night hike up to South Sister's summit. With clear skies, most of the hike was done by moon and starlight--a head lamp was only needed for the rockier areas or to find the trail at times. Makes me wonder why I don't do early morning hikes more often...

 trail to the lake with s. sister in background

 hobo dinner

broken top prior to sunrise

broken top and mt bachelor

mt bachelor

the view below

broken top and snow field

mt bachelor ready for his closeup

the view for the last stretch

looking up to the summit

so sister casting her shadow

view from the summit looking north


feeling strong at the summit

south sister and moraine lake