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[TR] North Sister - Ski Circumnavigation and Ice Pictures 1/20/2011

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Trip: North Sister - Ski Circumnavigation and Ice Pictures


Date: 1/20/2011


Trip Report:

I had a great day yesterday doing a ski circumnavigation of North Sister with a couple of buddies. Firm conditions prevailed, so the turns weren't the best, but the views were spectacular.


The NE Face of Middle Sister is in FAT, and the Emde/Abao Route to the left is in too.


The classic NE Face:



Emde/Ablao (2004)



Both Routes in Context:





Gear Notes:

There are few routes on the Linn Glacier Headwall area too.


Approach Notes:

You can drive to the final junction of the road, 3 miles from the Pole Creek trailhead. We took a snowmobile in to the trailhead.

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4x4 truck recommended to get to that junction. Some hillbillies tried to go further. Didn't turn out well.

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very cool, love seeing any N. sister action. thank you for sharing and reporting. pics of N. sister? curious on route what elevation/how far north did you cross over from linn glacier area over towards collier? i assume up to the saddle between n. and middle, then ski down hayden towards soap ck.


approx RT mileage?


this type of touring def. keeps me motivated to keep learning to ski..




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