Ascent of The Brothers on 2010-08-28
|Others in Party:||Bryan Plubell|
|Date:||Saturday, August 28, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||6842 ft / 2085 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA rather long one day outing, though very doable. Left Lena Lake trail head at 6:45, made Lena Lake at 7:50 (3.0 miles), "The Junction" at 9:30 (6.2 miles), and the end of the "trail" at 10:00. Summit was attained at 13:30. At 11:38 we encountered the mountain guardian, his wife, and child (another mountain goat at about 10 ft!). Cloudy conditions prevented easy route finding, though other climbers on their way down (a.k.a. the voice of God) called through the fog and guided us in the right direction. Top snowfield unnecessary to cross, though we did anyway (not knowing the conditions at the top end), feeling very exposed as we did (40 deg slope, hard and slick). Followed same route out.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||6162 ft / 1878 m|
| Distance:||16 mi / 25.7 km|
| Route:||Route 1 in Olympic Mountains: A Climbing Guide|
| Trailhead:||Lena Lake Trailhead 680 ft / 207 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 4|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
Clouds rolled in around noon
| Time Up:||0 Days 6 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Time Down:||5 Hours 10 Minutes|
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