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Three Sisters Loop Sept 1-3
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Michael Mathisen
(mathix)

Locale: Oregon
Three Sisters Loop Sept 1-3 on 07/28/2012 14:33:13 MDT Print View

Anyone Interested?

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Three Sisters Loop Sept 1-3 on 07/28/2012 14:49:12 MDT Print View

You might find someone interested at portlandhikers.org

Michael Mathisen
(mathix)

Locale: Oregon
Re: Re: Three Sisters Loop Sept 1-3 on 07/28/2012 15:20:02 MDT Print View

Hey Jerry. I read your post on the Portland Hiker Field Guide about The Sister Loop. I was curious how bad/undeveloped is the short cut trail between the Middle and North Sisters?

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Three Sisters Loop Sept 1-3 on 07/28/2012 16:01:32 MDT Print View

That route is described in detail - the Camp Lake from Pole Creek Hike - linked to by the Three Sisters Hike.

The trail/route is not particularly bad, but at places is faint and difficult to find. Kind of an adventure if you're into that.

Going up from Camp Lake, the trail is rather steep and loose. Even Sept 1 there's probably snow.

And then on the other side, there are the two large Chambers Lakes. On the lower one, there's no trail, you just have to walk next to the lake. And as you go below there, there's not really any trail but you can see signs of other people, just go Southeast. Within 1/2 mile you'll see a trail again which goes on to the PCT.

The junction with the PCT is not marked, and any trail is faint. Just follow along South of the creek until you find the trail (if you're going the other direction from the PCT).

Michael Mathisen
(mathix)

Locale: Oregon
Re: Re: Three Sisters Loop Sept 1-3 on 07/28/2012 19:47:01 MDT Print View

Thanks Jerry. I should have read the post thoroughly.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Three Sisters Loop Sept 1-3 on 07/28/2012 20:05:10 MDT Print View

Great hike...great time of the year. Unfortunately, I'm on the east coast.

Enjoy (and please post a trip report),
Tom

Michael Mathisen
(mathix)

Locale: Oregon
A few details on 08/08/2012 12:03:14 MDT Print View

I Plan to leave from Devils Lake on 9/1. My goal is to do it in 2 days but I will plan on it being a 3 day hike.