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PostTue May 23, 2023 3:23 pm 
Mesahchie and I Climbed the Brothers South peak via Lena Lake trail. Began hiking from Lena Lake / Brothers trailhead about 9:30a. Lena Creek was very high. Several crossings had been improvised with lines near the standard ford but we chose to go another 30 yards upstream to cross on a very high blowdown jumble. Same with East Fork Lena. Plentiful snowmelt, blowdowns and some confusing flagging to follow through a section that goes directly thru the creek. Full snow cover once at climber’s camp. Minor post-holing did not justify snow shoes. Snow was nicely consolidated. Dropped bivy bags at the top of the burn and got a start the next morning up the snowfield. We detoured right to pass the hourglass and re-entered the gulley again above the waterfall. Took turns kicking steps until forced right at the base of steeper snow. Then a short but very loose gulley leads to the summit. 3 other climbers joined us as we were leaving. Same route down and back to car about 5:30p. Lena Creek improvised crossing
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Stepping it up
Short section of steep snow
Choss gulley to summit
North peak from summit

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PostTue May 23, 2023 4:37 pm 
H finishing Lena Creek Crossing
H finishing Lena Creek Crossing
Break time en route
Break time en route
Summit Views
Summit Views
Hood Canal from Summit
Hood Canal from Summit
Ascent route from summit
Ascent route from summit

Cheers, Mesahchie Mark

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PostFri May 26, 2023 11:48 am 
Apart from summiting and the great views, highlight of the trip for me was watching the thunderstorm over Seattle's city lights at 2 AM in the morning with nothing but stars above our camp smile.gif

Cheers, Mesahchie Mark

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PostMon May 29, 2023 6:20 pm 
Huron wrote:
Such a great shot!

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PostThu Jun 01, 2023 11:52 pm 
I'd like to do a similar trip this coming weekend. If anyone is interested in going together, please pm me.

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