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.
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