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skier8484
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May 23rd, 2009, South Sister
« on: 05/23/09, 05:39 PM »

After a foray through the forest to the top of Devil's Hill, myself and Chmnyboy found ourselves on route around 6 AM.  We gained the summit proper by 10:45, and soaked in the views of the surrounding volcanoes. 

Quoting the Flight of the Conchordes: "Conditions were perfect."  4k feet of perfect corn were ours for the harvest. 

Cold beers awaited at the car to cap off a great day in the mountains.  With the deep snowpack, I would expect the route to be in good conditions for weeks to come.  Get sum!
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Re: May 23rd, 2009, South Sister
« Reply #1 on: 05/23/09, 05:41 PM »

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Re: May 23rd, 2009, South Sister
« Reply #2 on: 05/23/09, 05:54 PM »

yeah, great day and thanks for all those who joined us. i think i've avoided south sister for so long due to her reputation as a beginner's mountain, but after today's ski i regret that i hadn't skied this mountain long ago...what a blast!

p.s. i found a climbing helmet on the standard climbers route. pm me if you know who's it is.
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Re: May 23rd, 2009, South Sister
« Reply #3 on: 05/23/09, 06:43 PM »

What route did you take.
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Re: May 23rd, 2009, South Sister
« Reply #4 on: 05/23/09, 07:53 PM »

Thanks for the report - I'm headed to Green Lakes tomorrow.  Looks like it should be good.  We're hoping to do the South Sister and Broken Top on Monday and Tuesday.
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Re: May 23rd, 2009, South Sister
« Reply #5 on: 05/23/09, 08:24 PM »

What route did you take.

We took the standard southside route from Devil's Lake.
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Re: May 23rd, 2009, South Sister
« Reply #6 on: 05/23/09, 08:54 PM »

What route did you take.

Kyle, after skinning up to the col west of devil's hill, we skinned up the red line then skied the green. It makes for 2000vf of uninterrupted fall line skiing, then about 1000vf of semi-traversing turns, then another 1000vf of tree skiing after crossing the long plateau. There were many other groups picking their own combination of up/down routes on this side, and one ski track visible from the summit going off the ENE side of the peak.


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Re: May 23rd, 2009, South Sister
« Reply #7 on: 05/23/09, 09:47 PM »

one ski track visible from the summit going off the ENE side of the peak.
Grin
Nice work guys that approach must be way less brutal then from pole creek.
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