OverviewBrad And I decided to do the mummy kill, about a 12 hour route covering 8-10 summits depending on how motivated and in shape you are. The route is located in Rocky Mountain National Park, beginning at the chapin trail head and ending at the lawn lake trailhead.
Getting ThereWe came from Greeley with two vehicles headed east on highway 34 into Estes Park. Took the bypass to the north kiosk to RMNP. Once in RMNP we dropped one car off at the lawn lake trail head and headed up old fall river road to the chapin trailhead.
Route DescriptionWe set off from the trailhead at about 5am. We made it to the first summit, which was the unnamed west peak of Mt Chapel (12,), soon after we made it to the true summit of Chapel. It only took us about two hours to get to the summit. We then made way to the first thirteener Mt. Chiquita (13,069).
It only took us about an hour to reach the summit. The climb wasn't bad at all, just steep tundra with some loose rock. Soon after we set off for our fourth summit Ypsilon mountain (13,514).
After we set off for Fairchild mountain(13,502), we came across some confusion. I take full blame for this one.
Once we got down to "The Saddle" we noticed the weather was not looking very kind. Dark clouds arrived quickly so we decided to hang our caps at 5 summits and head down tot the lawn lake trail. About 2 miles down it started pouring on us. We made it back to the car at about 5pm.