A scramble and climbing route to the summit of a mountain in the Olympic range. Climbing gear and expertise required.
The trail to the summit of the Brothers winds through classic old growth trees, a signature feature of the Olympic Peninsula, to a large, calm lake dotted with campsites.
Past Lena Lake, the trail winds through a remote forested canyon called the Valley of the Silent Men. Trees stand like sentinels here. A small stream runs through the canyon, giving a burbling soundtrack to the silent surroundings. Beyond the Valley of the Silent Men, the trail becomes overgrown and rugged, as it becomes a climber's trail to the summit of the twin-peaked mountain.
In 1856, surveyor George Davidson named the twin-peaked mountain after the Fauntleroy brothers. While many know the mountain as "The Brothers", a less-well-known fact is that the peaks each have their own name. Edward is the south peak and Arthur is the north.
Additionally, nearby Mounts Ellinor and Constance were named after Edward and Arthur's sisters. Ellinor was engaged to Davidson when he named the peaks in this area.
- 18.0 miles, roundtrip
- Elevation Gain
- 6050 feet
- Highest Point
- 6866 feet
Hiking The Brothers
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Co-ordinates: 47.5997, -123.1512 Open in Google Maps