By Bruce Greeley
August 24, 2010
Starting out, first day
‘Twas a beautiful full moon August 24th day, and so why not head off to the Olympics and climb “The Brothers” — didn’t Pop always point out to them across Puget Sound and wish us to do this? (to my brothers: didn’t Pop & Burry try climbing them once and one of them hurt his knee and had to walk backwards the whole way down? ooo, ominous premonitions!)
Also inspired by just going with whole family to new Robin Hood movie: “Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions” — never give up, aye aye!
it can’t be too hard, can it? This is America, they’re in a national park, of course there’s a nice well-marked trail, the guidebooks are exaggerating the difficulties, right? And I’ve done a couple hikes recently, more in shape (or more used to the agonies & pain of slogging along)
So, first stop was to old stomping grounds in Richmond Beach with picture of those twin peaks and good ol’ 17th Place Northwest: