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PostWed Jul 02, 2014 2:04 pm 
The west summit of Three Brothers is on the "Wenatchee Mountains Back Court Top 100" list and the "Mountaineers Teanaway Twenty Peaks" list... and while I had done it a couple of times over the years, BarbE and Snowdog needed this summit in their quest to complete the peaks on both lists... and of course Izzy needed the summit as well.

We started from the Stafford Creek trailhead (3100')... stayed on the main trail for 3 miles until we reached a stream crossing at 4800 feet... then left the main trail and headed up on fairly easy terrain... eventually finding the County Line Trail at 6400 feet... which we followed to the SE ridge (6560') of Navaho Peak.

From the SE ridge of Navaho we got our first good look at the west summit of Three Brothers... and we also got our first look at the 500 feet of elevation that we would need to give back as we worked our way over to the pass (6000') that separates the Falls Creek and Negro Creek drainages... leaving 1300 feet of elevation gain up the southwest ridge to the west summit of Three Brothers (7303').

Broad views from the summit... and an impressive flower field at ~6200 feet on the SW ridge of Three Brothers.

A very long day... 12 miles roundtrip, gaining 5300 feet of elevation... with half of the mileage being off trail.

Maps and photos of our trip to the west summit of Three Brothers.

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PostWed Jul 02, 2014 6:12 pm 
A hot day with plenty of elevation gain and loss.
Gaining another Teanaway 20 summit was nice, but the unexpected flowershow made the trip extra rewarding.  up.gif

soo cute
soo cute
on the ridge
on the ridge
Enchantment peaks
Enchantment peaks
framing the bros
framing the bros
heading up
heading up
Snags and Chants
Snags and Chants
looking south
looking south
bright sunlight not doing the flower show  justice
bright sunlight not doing the flower show  justice
what are you looking at?
what are you looking at?
two years ago this time we stood on Witches tower second on right
two years ago this time we stood on Witches tower second on right
Chants
Chants
leaving the Brothers summit
leaving the Brothers summit
flower power
flower power
back down and back up to the ridge
back down and back up to the ridge
back to the flower fields
back to the flower fields
look toward the Enchantments
look toward the Enchantments
Ragman singing the happy, happy, happy song
Ragman singing the happy, happy, happy song
down back to the trail
down back to the trail

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PostWed Jul 02, 2014 6:37 pm 
How were the bugs in this part of the Teanaway?

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PostWed Jul 02, 2014 6:54 pm 
Looks like an excellent outing.  I'd like to try that some time.   tongue.gif

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PostWed Jul 02, 2014 8:13 pm 
Great pictures!  up.gif  Sounds like fun. Impressive leftover cornice on the SE ridge of Navaho.

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PostWed Jul 02, 2014 8:19 pm 
Another great trip for this team.  up.gif    Very colorful this time of year. ~z

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PostWed Jul 02, 2014 8:59 pm 
Jonathan Pryce wrote:
How were the bugs in this part of the Teanaway?

No bugs yet...  up.gif

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PostWed Jul 02, 2014 9:09 pm 
nice pics, I love that area. Hoping to head there by bike for the yearly outing soon

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PostThu Jul 03, 2014 9:20 am 
BarbE wrote:
back to the flower fields
back to the flower fields

The flowers really were absurdly abundant and beautiful!
And everyone knows I don't even like flowers  dizzy.gif  flowers.gif

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PostThu Jul 03, 2014 3:59 pm 
Surely you love the roses your hubby is growing for you! 😍

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