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davidio

Skis on Sisters Traverse?

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I'm planning on an attempt at traversing the sisters somewhere between July 12-18 (not marathon-style, but in two days) and am curious if it is even worth it to take skis along on the trip. I have sworn to myself that I would never again descend a mellow volcanic route without skis, but I also don't want to drag along extra weight that won't get used . . . anybody have any experience on these routes recently?

 

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david

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Don't take my word for it, but I've never heard of it.

 

The SE ridge of North sis would not, in my opinion, work well with skis. You MIGHT get something in between North and Middle, but down Middle and up the North side of South sis would be worthless......

 

I dunno, I just wouldn't bother.

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well, I've skied the south ridge of Middle (some great lines there!) and the south route of South before, but it has been a bit earlier in the year both times (Memorial Day weekend, i believe). Thanks for the input, I'll probably leave them at home.

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I think the snow will be WAY too melted out by then... you;ll be hiking in ski boots I'm afraid.

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I am going to say ditto on the comments too late in the year. May is a better time frame for skis. At least that is when I skied off the shoulder of North and then up and off Middle.

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