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hans.schenkVia Lewis Lake  Sucess!


Climbed this peak in the fall of 1995. Great summit...the views are fantastic. Some of my friends glissaded down the snowfields.
Posted Sep 23, 2007 3:44 pm

panhandletrailsNebraska Hikers Like Medicine Bow Peak Too  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007


The hike up began about 8:00 AM, under mostly sunny skies. Chadron, Nebraska residents DeDe, Greg, and Tom took a little less than 2.5 hours to reach the summit from the Lake Marie West trail head. After visiting with some other hikers at the top, it took about 2 hours to complete the loop back to the trail head. Great photo ops all along the way (see gallery)! A great hike!
Posted Sep 12, 2007 1:23 am

CricketMy first summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


Posted Aug 12, 2007 11:59 pm

lizrdboyJosh & April's Wedding  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


Wound up in Saratoga Springs for the wedding - which didn't start until 6:30 PM. We thought we'd go for a little hike, but didn't realize how beautiful the Snowy Range was or how perfect the weather would be. We didn't know how far the loop was, but we went for it anyway and made it back just in time for the wedding. The day was simply fantastic. Best of luck Josh and April!
Posted Aug 12, 2007 9:49 pm

kunz82414Fun, Easy Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2002


Fun hike, less than 3hrs round trip, but didn't keep track for sure. Great views.
Posted Aug 2, 2007 1:21 pm

weeds19Quick hike on the way to Denver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2003


I had read about the Medicine Bow area for a number of years before I finally had a chance to visit the area. This was a nice hike that was just long enough and fun enough to make my day. A wonderful area that is very accessible.
Posted Feb 20, 2007 10:26 pm

AirborneBuffAwsome!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 1984


I grew up camping, fishing and hiking in this mountain range. It feels like home to me.
Posted Dec 30, 2006 12:53 am

Jerry LLake Marie  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

Jerry L

Reached the summit and there sat a fox. It stayed for about (10) minutes and then hit the road.
Posted Oct 8, 2006 4:18 pm

Mountain JimMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

Mountain Jim

Nice peak in a beautiful area.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 3:00 am

tarolRoute Climbed: Medicine Bow Peak Trail Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!


Great hike! There was still some snow on the top of the peak but it was packed down. Beautiful wildflowers along the route and great views of all of the Snowy Range from the top! We did the long loop from Lewis Lake, up to the peak, then back over to Lake Marie, then back up to Lewis.
Posted Feb 9, 2006 6:09 pm

grimbleyRoute Climbed: Medicine Bow Peak Trail/Loop Date Climbed: July 27, 2002  Sucess!


Climbed with Vagabond Manifesto and another friend. This was the first real mountain I had climbed. The views from the top were spectacular, though a little hazy in some directions. You can see for many miles. As V.M. said, it was extremely windy. Also, would like to point out that there tend to be thunderstorms every afternoon. We were rained on during the last half of our hike. I have experienced the same conditions on the southern end of the Medicine Bow Range in Colorado, so leave early in the morning. This is a good starter climb which will leave you wanting more.
Posted Feb 8, 2006 1:53 pm

Vagabond ManifestoRoute Climbed: Medicine Bow Peak Trail/Lakes Trail loop Date Climbed: July 27, 2002  Sucess!

Vagabond Manifesto

This is one of the best hikes around. Incredible views to the west on the way up from Lewis Lake. Following the ridge west from the summit, we were buffeted by sustained 60 mph winds. The descent to Lake Marie from the spine of the range is awesome.
Posted Dec 14, 2005 3:56 am

wyomountaineerRoute Climbed: Lake Marie, Schoolhouse Rock, Old Main Couloir Date Climbed: 1995, 1996  Sucess!
Only summitted twice via Lake Marie trail with our dogs. Other trips were on the rock (schoolhouse rock) and snow (Old Main-- turned back due to poor conditions) and down without venturing up to the summit. Schoolhouse Rock had a lot of loose rock, mostly large dangerous blocks.
Posted Nov 8, 2005 5:00 pm

Bob SihlerRoute Climbed: Lewis Lake Date Climbed: July 15, 2001  Sucess!

Bob Sihler

windy and cold but spectacular-- start before or at dawn and have it to yourself

Posted Sep 28, 2005 9:18 pm

GeosmittyRoute Climbed: Lake Marie Trail Head Date Climbed: September 17,2005  Sucess!
I was part of a group from the University climbing Medicine Bow at night during a full moon. It was incredible. The lights from any nearby city/town were clearly visible and wind was at a minimum. Temp was in the 20's. Great views of everything with moonlight! We made a loop and went back by descending on the Sugarloaf side and back to Lake Marie.
Posted Sep 19, 2005 1:26 pm

John_SandlianRoute Climbed: Lake Marie Date Climbed: October 2, 2004  Sucess!
It was pretty intense since we pressed on through a bad snow storm that was almost a white out at times. there was about 2 feet of snow so we camped at Vedauwoo, we wanted to boulder anyways, and had a nice warm night.
Posted Aug 20, 2005 7:58 pm

ChaddBraggRoute Climbed: From West Lake Marie Date Climbed: 8/6/05  Sucess!
Great hike on a great day. Only one small snow field to contend with. Going up the ridge, and coming back via the lakes trail only took aobut 5 hours at a leisurely pace
Posted Aug 14, 2005 12:42 pm

Trevor SimmonsRoute Climbed: Lake Marie Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!

Trevor Simmons

Great climb, great weather. We left at about 6:00 AM and made it to the summit before 8:30. The snow was deep, but fairly hard-packed. This is a great season for south face direct climbs!
Posted Jun 11, 2005 11:10 pm

TajjiRoute Climbed: Old Main Couloir variation Date Climbed: June 10, 2005  Sucess!


Medicine Bow was a nice climb. Too bad the weather wasn't the best. I left the East Lake Marie TH at 5:15am, ascended a small but steep offshoot of the Old Main Couloir, and hit the summit at 7:45am. I had a fun glissade down the true Old Main Couloir and was back at the TH by 9am.
Posted Jun 10, 2005 2:45 pm

DylanWannRoute Climbed: Lake Marie Trail Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!


It was a great hike, especially since almost all of it was above timberline on the alpine tundra. The grassy highlands reminded my dad and I of the Scottish highlands. It was beautiful. At the summit, we could see Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as other jagged Colorado peaks to the south, and Laramie Peak to the north. It was a worthwhile climb.
Posted Dec 13, 2004 6:05 pm

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