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Three Sisters Circumnavigation

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Distance: 33.2 miles


Circumnavigation of the Three Sisters. Started at Sparks Lake and went clockwise. Was on PCT, off trail and Green Lakes trail. Most amazing views of any trip so far.
  • Entering the Wilderness
  • Mesa Creek at sunset
  • Camp near Husband Lake
  • Linton Meadows
  • Racetrack Meadows and Middle Sister
  • Obsidian Falls
  • Sunset at Arrowhead Lake
  • Collier Glacier
  • Moraine Lake and South Sister
  • James Creek Shelter
  • Side of Rock Mesa
  • Meadows and Middle Sister on PCT
  • Green Lakes and South Sister
  • Fall Creek
  • View from Arrowhead Lake
  • Broken Top from Park Meadow
  • The Husband from Arrowhead Lake area
  • North Sister from Arrowhead Lake area
  • Falls on Fall Creek

 Camp one at Mesa Creek, nice weather with thunderheads off in the distance. Saw smoke from a small wildfire off in the distance, no threat. 
Camp two at Husband Lake with great views of the Husband up close and the Sisters mountains off in the distance. More thunderheads off in the distance. 
Camp three was at Arrowhead Lake, great views of Mt. Washington, Three Fingered Jack, and Mt. Jefferson.  Went up to Black Fin, part way up Middle Sister that afternoon. Descended quickly due to approaching thunderheads. Drizzle started that night.
Camp 4 at Soap Creek. Most of hike was off trail, up past Arrowhead Lake, and through a glacier carved valley at about 7000 feet coming off of Middle and North Sister.  Hiked through a pass around North Sister and descended off trail until we met up with main trail and headed to Soap Creek. Rained off and on most of that day and night. Sleeted on us at the pass and saw a fresh dusting of snow on top of North and Middle sister. 
Day 5 was an 11 + mile hike from Soap Creek to Green Lakes trail head, spent a good 30 minutes at Green Lakes resting and took a few small breaks here and there. Weather was cooler but no rain. 

Mosquitoes were bad on the days it did not rain, but tolerable.  Incredible mix of high county hiking and off trail with views that made it worth it. Main trail dips down into forest but it is possible to stay high most of the hike. Most enjoyable.
Most points of interest and tracks are estimates and may not be entirely accurate. 
 

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