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Photos of a South Sister snow-climb in June 2006

The large Green Lakes Trail Head parking area!


Moraine Lake from the ridge.


The glacial tarn at the foot of the Haden Glacier, lateral moraine blown free of snow.


Broken Top and the Green Lakes Basin from the Hayden Glacier.


Middle and North Sister from the summit caldera of South Sister.


The lava fields to the south.


The summit section of the caldera rim, with tons of blown snow!
All images Copyright© 2006 by Chris Sabo. All Rights Reserved.


Note: Chris Sabo sent me these images of his personal ski mountaineering visit to the summit of South Sister on June 9, 2006. I used Photoshop Elements to enhance the sharpness, contrast and colors; Chris did the hard work!

Check the Current Trail Conditions for the entire Deschutes National Forest for which Chris is now responsible. Due to the current Bush Administration budget cutbacks, the three Forest Service Districts have been collapsed into the National Forest Headquarters. The remaining long term personnel are picking up the duties of the twelve year-around men and women who have been downsized. Read more about Forest Service Privatization. Chris will not be able to provide the weekly Trail Tips of previous years. These weekly seasonal Trail Tips have been archived by TraditionalMountaineering and can be viewed on our web. Click Here. --Webmeister Speik




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