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NanitaDFrom Long's Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1984


We set off to climb Long's Peak. It was very windy and cold which made it obvious that we weren't going to summit. So we bushwhacked down from just below Granite Pass towards Storm Pass and met the Estes Cone trail. At one point we stopped to watch some elk sliding down a small patch of snow. We were sure they were playing because a couple of them came back to the top and slid a second time...amazing to watch. I've been back another time in the winter.
Posted Apr 13, 2006 4:22 am

Mountain JimStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1984

Mountain Jim

Total ascents = 3. Nice summit view.
Posted Apr 13, 2006 1:37 am

altitude14erLongs Peak Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2006


My first summit of the year. It was storming pretty much everywhere West of Longs Peak but I lucked out and had OK weather. From the summit, I was able to view 11 other peaks that I have climbed within R.M.N.P. The continental divide was draped in stormy clouds.
Posted Mar 17, 2006 5:40 pm

shknbkeLongs Peak TH
Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2006


Excellent easy winter hike with rewarding views. The trail was well packed, so no snowshoes were needed This is a great warmup hike for out of staters looking to climb Longs.
Posted Mar 7, 2006 2:28 am

markhyamstrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1995


First time I brought an ice axe on a hike. I didn't need it of course, but I felt really tough!
Posted Mar 3, 2006 6:19 pm

markhyamstrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 1993


We did this as a "training" hike for Longs the next week. I'm not sure if it worked, but 2 out of 3 of us made it up Longs.
Posted Mar 3, 2006 6:18 pm

markhyamstrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 1993


My first hike ever in Colorado. The one that started it all. What would life have been like if not for this?
Posted Mar 3, 2006 6:17 pm

sprossedaRoute Climbed: trail from Longs TH Date Climbed: December 2001  Sucess!


Fun, short and easy mountain. Nice view of biggest peaks in RMNP.
Posted Jan 25, 2006 5:59 pm

ledavis23Route Climbed: From Long's Peak TH Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!


Very fun hike because my whole family went with me! The elevation can be a bit strenuous for us low-landers, but it's a great workout! Beautiful views of Longs/ The Diamond (wish I was up there), Estes Park, and Lumpy Ridge.
Posted Jan 25, 2006 2:12 pm

KieferRoute Climbed: Longs peak trail Date Climbed: August 11, 1997 +  Sucess!


I've Climbed up this, as I recall someone saying once, an extinct volcano, many times. It's a good alternative to Longs peak, Chasam lake and Lily Lake with little people traffic. The path is fairly straight up with little switchbacks. A nice piece for a short day outing.
Posted Jan 20, 2006 6:25 pm

CODaveRoute Climbed: Longs Peak Trailhead Date Climbed: February 14, 2004  Sucess!


Gorgeous hike in winter. Slow going straight up Estes Cone instead of switchbacks. Beautiful winter views of Longs & rest of RMNP.
Posted Dec 30, 2005 12:41 pm

heather14Route Climbed: Longs Peak Ranger St. Date Climbed: October 8, 2005  Sucess!


Nice easy hike after doing a marathon 6 days previous. Nice views of Longs & surrounding mnts, Hallet & surrounding and Mummy Range.
Posted Oct 22, 2005 11:28 pm

jennakateRoute Climbed: From the YMCA of the Rockies Date Climbed: June 3, 2005  Sucess!


Nice little after work hike...although the trail thins out at times, so just beware.
Posted Oct 8, 2005 11:16 pm

shanahan96Route Climbed: Longs Peak Trailhead Date Climbed: September 18, 2005  Sucess!


easy hike with josh, 3 hours roundtrip. really enjoyed having a short one for a change.

Posted Sep 19, 2005 1:42 am

richardmasonerRoute Climbed: from Long's Peak TH Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!
My fourth or fifth time up, but my nine-year-old son summited with me this time along with a couple of teens who had never climbed a mountain. Photos are available in "Climbing Estes Cone."

Posted Aug 1, 2005 2:13 pm

sbkelleyRoute Climbed: Longs Peak Trailhead Date Climbed: December 2004  Sucess!


Great winter ascent -a little windy, but nice in the trees.
Posted Jun 27, 2005 12:00 pm

growskiRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: June 22, 2005  Sucess!


Very plesant day hike. Lots of fun rocks to climb around on at the top.
Posted Jun 23, 2005 6:16 pm

Roam AroundRoute Climbed: Estes Cone Trail Date Climbed: April 17, 2005  Sucess!
Had a beautiful day with great views on top. The snow was for the most part gone except in places along the trail where it was banked.

Two weeks later, I was back up there in a snowstorm with several inches of snow and zero view from the top.

Posted Jun 18, 2005 5:57 pm

ktiffany22Route Climbed: Standard trailhead Date Climbed: May 9, 2004  Sucess!


The last .8 miles was a great cardio workout... & it was well worth it! There were some awesome close up views of Longs Peak from the summit!
Posted Jun 11, 2005 9:33 pm

kcmuleRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: June 8, 2005  Sucess!


Fun and rewarding short workout. The trail is snow free. With binos I could see a lone climber descending the Loft route on Longs.
Posted Jun 9, 2005 5:48 pm

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