Words and Photography by guest Hailey Arnold
It was a sunny Thursday, an average one you could say, sitting in a lecture about the post-modern art world; when I get a message from a friend. “Hey I just quit playing college soccer, I now have a life, let’s go climb a mountain.” It was decided, in celebration, we were going to head in to the Three Sisters Wilderness and climb the 3rd tallest peak in Oregon, South Sister.
Things to note:
- If you’re going to camp overnight, get there before it gets dark… Especially if you plan on hiking. Also don’t wear Chacos and have a 12-pack of Ninkasi beer in your backpack.
- You can still climb mountains when you are in school.
- Tuna packets are better than tuna cans.
- There is nothing more rewarding than your own two legs getting you to an amazing view.
- “Summit Beers” are a necessary accessory one must bring to climb any sort of peak.
- To watch the sun rise and set in the same day is an extraordinary thing. One must attempt to see both as much as you possibly can.
- There is nothing like sleeping in a hammock under a vast, dark blue, pool of stars.
- Adventure buddies make the world go round.
And last but not least,
- Film is not dead.
Hailey Arnold is a keen adventurer with a sharp eye for great photos. Hailey documented this particular trip with 35mm film. Check out more of her great photography and follow @hailey.arnold on Instagram