Sisters. They gave the town its name. Their slumbering power
reminds us that the natural world is mightier than the transient
works of man.
Elevation: South 10,358 ft.; Middle 10,047 ft.; North 10,085
Nicknamed "Faith," "Hope" and "Charity,"
these peaks give Sisters its identity. The South Sister is readily
climbed; the other two are much more strenuous.
Elevation: 6,436 ft.
Named for the thick, dark carpet of trees that covers its shoulders,
this volcanic cone rises protectively over Sisters. It is the
site of a fire lookout and is a popular hiking destination.
Elevation: 9,175 ft.
Visible to the south, this mountain is named for its distinctive,
jagged crown. There are several routes to the summit, all requiring
basic rock-climbing skills and equipment.
Elevation: 7,794 ft.
This picturesque spire looms between the McKenzie Highway and
Highway 20. There is a spectacular view of the peak from the
viewpoint above Suttle Lake.
Elevation: 7,841 ft.
The exposed volcanic plug on this mountain has eroded into several
pinnacles or "fingers." This may be the origin of
its name, but no one is certain.
Elevation: 10,497 ft.
The second-highest peak in Oregon is easily one of the most
foreboding. It is climbable only by highly skilled and experienced
climbers. But it sure is pretty from down in Sisters.