I had a great time last month climbing with some friends up Middle Sister in the Three Sisters Wilderness. My old climbing route which passes through the popular Obsidian area is now limited entry, so we chose to hike in on the Pacific Crest Trail instead. It was roughly 10 miles in and another 3 or 4 miles to the summit. The conditions weren't the best for views and photography but there was still plenty of beauty to be had.
|Summit crew with Little Brother in the background|
|Headed down to camp as the sun sets into the smokey haze|
|Chuck scrambling down lava and scree. In the distance: North Sister, Middle Sister and the Collier Glacier|
|View of North Sister from the summit of Middle Sister. One can usually see as far north as Washington's, Mount Adams, but on this day we could barely see beyond North Sister.|
|Collier Cone as seen from Little Brother|
| I tried to take advantage of the soft, smoke filtered afternoon light and photographed this eroding cliff painted in burnt orange.|