A Hike in the Three Sisters Wilderness

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bend Premier Real Estate 200009031

 

We have hiked to Green Lakes many times over the years. The 4.5 miles to the lake posted on the forest service sign by the trail head we believe is to the first lake the trail reaches and not to the far lake which usually takes another 1/2 hour to 45 minutes of hiking.  We have gone to the far lake often, but have never gone past that last lake until this year.  The trail further into the Three Sisters Wilderness continues past the last Green Lakes, over the creek and up a hill.   We decided to travel a short distance on this trail to see what we could find, having checked out a map noting a meadow and Golden Lake. 

Most people traveling into the Three Sisters Wilderness will backpack in and camp, but with our early start, we just hiked in and out. Our initial short distance idea expanded a bit, but the hike to Golden Lake was well worth it.  The trail led over snow patches, but once we reached the lake, the beauty of the yellow wildflowers, the stunning views of Broken Top, South Sister, Middle Sister and North Sister and the absolute privacy with no one else around was an experience we shall remember for years to come. 

Golden Lake Golden Lake
Golden Lake Golden Lake
Golden Lake Golden Lake

Original blog can be read at Bend Premier Real Estate.

Comments (26)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Lynnea- I agree with Barbara Todaro that looks like a hard hike!!!! Be careful. 

Jul 09, 2020 04:46 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Gorgeous shots of your local area and into Three Sisters Wilderness Lynnea! WOW!

Jul 09, 2020 06:16 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Lynnea,  Thank you for sharing these gorgeous pictures of your hiking  trail.  This looks like a fantastic, yet challenging area to hike.

Jul 09, 2020 06:46 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Lynnea,

What an amazing hike!  Just curious what the elevation is with the snow pack near the lake?  What a great way to escape the summer heat!

Jul 09, 2020 06:50 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

It looks like an amazing place to visit.  Any "facilities" at a campsite or is it roughing it?

Jul 09, 2020 09:12 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Absolutely incredible views!

Jul 09, 2020 10:26 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Very nice Lynnea Miller and looks good from the Summer in Arizona. By the way here is a picture I took at Snoqualmie in Washinton on Golden Creek Pond with my smart phone. The conditions were just right when I took it. Jeff

Snoqualmie

Jul 09, 2020 10:49 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow, that sounds like something I'd love to do, although maybe I'd do the shorter hike. Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing.

Jul 10, 2020 05:39 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

PS and here are a few more points to help you on your way to 500K!

Jul 10, 2020 05:39 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi Tammy Lankford, it is tree stops by the lake and the entire hike. The only facility is by the trailhead.

Jul 10, 2020 09:54 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI . We live for those golden hours at sunrise and sunset when the wind dies down and the mountains can be reflected in the lake water.

Jul 10, 2020 09:56 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi Bruce Walter . South Sister is over 10,000 feet. According to the map, Golden Lake is around 6700 feet.

Jul 10, 2020 09:58 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Thank you Kat Palmiotti !  I appreciate your support. I am determined to get to 500 this year!

Jul 10, 2020 10:20 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

What a beautiful place, Lynnea Miller

The closest I have come to that area was a visit to the town of Sisters, Or. a few years ago. We stopped for a meal and sight-seeing/shopping.

Jul 10, 2020 01:05 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Afternoon Lynnea.

Way beyond my limits. At my age, and health I limit any walks to not over, two miles.

Jul 10, 2020 01:26 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi John Juarez . Sisters is a great town and a place we drive through to get to many of our favorite hiking locations.  The McKenzie Summit is accessed through Sisters and only open during the summer months. Plan to go that direction tomorrow!

Jul 10, 2020 02:59 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

What a beautiful spot to get outdoors and away from crowds.  There's nothing like a walk in nature to make you feel grounded and alive.

Jul 10, 2020 04:28 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Lynnea, Agree with som many here. Nature at it's best.  Refreshing, fresh air, healthy lung action at that altitude for sure.  Feel refreshed just looking at the fabulous pics.

Jul 10, 2020 05:33 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Beautiful Oregon. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us.

Have a good one.

Sam

Aug 08, 2020 08:07 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

504 gateway out?  Oops... Slow system sign of paying min resources(mem),

 

Aug 08, 2020 08:10 AM