Thanks for the invite on this one Bob and Tim, Vlad and I always enjoy hiking with you guys and Sierra.
Here's a bunch of pictures to add to Tim's nice set:
The other guys on the long northern ridge of Brown with MacLeod, Johnson, Hatfield, Manson and Outram behind.
Vlad and one of his many sandwiches made him very popular with Sierra.
On the multi scree/talus covered summit ridge of the higher Brown Peak.
Outram, Dewdney, Ford and Snass in the far distance with Tearse and "Goldtip" nearer by. McConnell at right below Snass.
Bob atop Brown Peak with it's summit cross.
It was good I forgot my iceaxe as I could get some shots of Tim and Vlad heading towards Rocktip Peak.
Rocktip approach with Silvertip at right.
Starting the ascent.
The minor class 3 scramble Tim led us up.
Tim and Vlad approaching the summit.
The impressive northern side of Silvertip. Payne far right.
2210m summit shot.
Looking down the Skagit River Valley towards Hozomeen and Jack Mountains.
The other guys heading back.
"Cassino", Forddred, Eaton, Eaton East Peak and Grant to the northwest.
Back at the base of Rocktip.
Heading back to Brown.
Second last look at Rocktip.
Zoom on Eaton, Eaton East Peak, Isolillock and Grant (JH far rear left too) across Brown's summit ridge. The others lower right.
One last look at Brown and Rocktip.
Tim with a backdrop of Silvertip, Rideout, Rideout's Pup and Payne.
Tim down in the snow bowl with the northern ridge of Brown stretching out to the right.
Nice area. There's even a few alpine larches around.
Heading back along the ridge.
Vlad takes a break on a bent over tree, Sierra's tail is still wagging and we're past the steep notches along the ridge. Much easier with late afternoon soft snow.
2nd time for me being into this area and it's well worth the effort.