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North Sister

September 18, 2018

We've had a lot of folks asking us for beta on how to 'actually climb North Sister.' (ie, how to not F it up like we did the first time we went up it in 2015). So, here it is folks. The BETA DUMP on Corie's favorite Cascade Volcano (which also happens to be most people's least favorite volcano).

This picture was taken from the Hayden Glacier and shows the South and Southeast ridges of North Sister. The bowl on the left holds sn...

May 28, 2018

This entire day was a mess. We had originally set out to try the Three Sisters Traverse, hopeful that it was still early enough in the year that most lines would be skiable and that we’d spend more time on skis that we would on foot. How very, very wrong we were…

We ditched the pup off with Corie’s parents and drove separately to Devil’s Lake TH where we left a water– and snack–laden car. We turned around and drove to Pole Cree...

August 1, 2015

Corie: This trip was a series of… unplanned… experiences.  First of all, we rolled into the TH after midnight and were so tired from the week that our desire to beat the heat with a proper “alpine start” was immediately nixed. I’m a bit ashamed to admit it but, we didn’t even hit the trail until 7am. Whoops.  Carrying our 18L packs up the trail was incredible- a vast contrast to packing overnight gear up to the Hayden glacier...

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