There is a fairly easy trail to the top of South Sister.   This is a view south toward Mt. Bachelor from early in the hike.  I spent most of the day walking to the summit of South Sister after camping near the base during my year 2000 bicycle trip around parts of Oregon.

Images taken 2000.

On a nice day, late season when the snow is melted, South Sister is a popular hike.  I passed many hikers.

Heading on toward the summit.

On this hot day, a refreshing drink from this ice cold lake was from heaven.  I knew I had a slight risk getting sick, but lucked out.  I had run out of water from down below.  Fresh snow melt is fairly safe. 

Crossing a snow field near the top.

Part of the spectacular view from the top.  This is looking north past the two other sisters in the foreground.  Mt. Washington, Jefferson, Hood and Adams were visible that day.  Spectacular views in each direction.