Here's a longer view. Daunting, hmm? That's (left to right) South, Middle and North, hence the Three Sisters. So, we've been up this thing three times, it's what people around here do for fun. Not a technical climb, despite its looks; more a very strenuous walk. But Risa will be sixty-two and has struggled with weight this winter like never before. She's on it (ok, trying to be on it) about the food, but her usual exercise -- farming, a little biking, and light kayaking -- these help but they're not gonna lift her 4,300 feet (starting at 6,000 elev.) in a six hour hike (and five hours back).
So she's borrowed a pair of five pound ankle bags from her son and loaded eight liters of water into her rucksack, and is off to the river every day (when not sick). That's a three mile round trip.
She may tack on miles when it gets a little warmer out. We'll see.