The Brothers

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It has a north peak and a south and you have to camp at Valley of Silent Men. It would be a two day trip. It is south of Mt. Constance in the Olympic Range. You can see the two peaks from Seattle.

The Brothers is located along the eastern boundary of Olympic National Park and The Brothers Wilderness. From the town of Hoodsport, WA, drive north on Highway 101 to the Hamma Hamma Road, then drive about 8 miles to the Lena Lake Trailhead. The Lena Lake Trail starts at about 1800 feet and easily gains elevation to reach Lower Lena Lake in less than 4 miles. Locate The Brothers Trail at the north end of the lake and follow it through the Valley of Silent Men 3 more miles. Route finding and scrambling skills are required for the final summit.

The Brothers was named in 1857 by Lt. George Davidson for Edward (south peak) and Arthur (north peak) Fauntleroy, brothers to Constance and Ellinor Fauntleroy (Mt Constance and Mt Ellinor). Ellinor was Davidson's bride-to-be and he named the mountains to impress his future father-in-law.

Refer to Olympic Mountains: A Climbing Guide by Olympic Mountain Rescue, or Climbing Washington's Mountains By Jeff Smoot, for information on established climbing routes.

Elevation (feet): 6,866
Elevation (meters): 2,092
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Olympic Mountains
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.653147
Longitude: -123.140998
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1912
First successful climber(s): Collier, Cockerill, Dehn, Fish, Goldsmith, Trumbull
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Shelton

Thanks to Donna for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

There are 4 trip reports for The Brothers.

  • Log #16721 - by Ernie Tolentino on Sep 09, 20023.00 stars
    Departed for the Brother's forest camp at 4:30 PM and reached it at 7 PM, after hiking the 6.2 miles and gaining about 2300'. No one else was camping there, much to our delight. Started for the...
  • Log #16722 - by Kevin Koski on Sep 09, 20023.00 stars
    Awesome day! Great view of the Puget Sound from the top.
  • Log #16723 - by Donna on July 28, 20013.00 stars
    I have done several climbs and this one just wasn't mentioned so I thought I would start it out. The Brothers can be done on rock but is nice to do on snow in the middle of April is when I did it....
  • Log #18864 - by Clint Schmidt on June 12, 20053.00 stars
    2-day trip, to be sure. See my blog at for more details. Thanks.