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Let's Go Climb A Mountain | South Sister

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