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Middle and North Sister Summit Climb

Via Obsidian Trail approach from the west
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 22.3 miles
Duration: Multiple days

Overview :  This is a nice challenging summer mountaineering trip that will bag you both North and Middle Sister in an overnight starting from the... more »

Tips:  Directions to trailhead:
Drive 16.7 miles from the turnoff of HWY 126 near Santiam Pass.

Note: As you can see from the GPS track we... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Pass through a lava flow!

2. Top of Middle Sister

Here is the top of Middle Sister.

3. Campsites in this area.

Find a campsite in the rocks around this area. You may have to look around to find one big enough.

4. Summit of North Sister

Take your time up here as a fall could mean death. Be careful and use the track to find the best route up to the summit. In this track we ended up going too far so make sure to take the first (climbers right) up to the top that the track shows. If you find yourself on shale-type brittle rock, you've gone to far. The true way to the top is... More