From Vancouver, we drove up highway 99, and turned off onto the Brandywine FSR. We drove past the snowmobile rental facility, with rows of snowmobiles waiting for winter, and up the hill. We parked both cars in a small parking spot just past the junction with the Brandywine meadows spur at 2600'. This spot is just before (east of) the start of the old Brandywine trail. We then hiked up the road to the beginning of the Brandywine trail. The trail was in good shape and we hiked quickly up through the woods, and quickly reached the upper clear cut. We had lunch on a big rock beside the trail.
After lunch we continued on the trail, across the dry Brandywine meadows and started the long climb up to Brandywine mountain. Just before the summit of Brandwine, we dumped our packs and scrambled up the easy gulleys to the summit. The route up Brandywine is straightforward, one gains the southeast ridge at 6700' just above the sharp part on the map, (see waypoints), then continue up the ridge to the flat area west of the summit, just above 7000'. Here we dropped... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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