Photo: Sunrise on The Brothers

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Photo by Jan Hansen

The tallest, double peak in the photo is called The Brothers. From Wikipedia:

"The Brothers are a pair of prominent peaks in the Olympic Mountains which are located near the Hood Canal in Washington state on the boundary between Olympic National Park and The Brothers Wilderness.

"The south peak, rising to 6,842 feet (2,085 m), is 192 feet (59 m) higher than the north peak.[1] No official trails approach the summit, but the south peak is considered a non-technical climb. The Brothers' distinctive double summit is clearly recognizable from Seattle.

"In 1856, surveyor George Davidson named these mountains in honor of two brothers of Ellinor Fauntleroy, his future wife. He called the southern peak Mount Edward and northern peak Mount Arthur."



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