North Twin Sister
July 23, 2019 - I have been wanting to do this scramble for a long time. North Twin is a big day with a total of 15 miles and 5500 feet of elevation gain. This is a 3rd/4th class scramble that delivers a lot of climbing fun.
The approach is a boring logging road and makes up well more than half of the total mileage. I took my mountain bike and rode it/pushed it up to about 1/2 mile short of the West-ridge scramble.
The weather was the big concern for the day. No threat of rain, but I like my summits to have views. Unfortunately today, by the time I got to the summit shortly after Noon, it was completely covered with thick fog. And the fog moved in and covered much of my descent off the ridge to just below the false summit.
Fog notwithstanding it was a fun scramble climb and I highly recommend it, and it delivers hours of 3rd and 4th class moves up and, of course, down.