There were giant illuminated Olympic rings on the Avenues Twins during the 2002 Winter Games. I remember some people were concerned about possible environmental damage the rings may cause, but when I went up there in May 2002, I could see no damage at all.
Close to home and a fun quick hike. Not much else to say except a good view!
11/30 & 11/31/13 - 2nd Ascent via mt bike to ride down the Terror segment! Also almost up there the following day to ride Steep & Deep.
4/11/14 - biked scrappers, steep & deep
#4 - 3/19/17 trail run
I was going to wake up early to do a harder peak, but woke up late. I still wanted to get out, so I decided to do the Twins. Started from 650 E and 18th Avenue. Very easy hike. Offers great views of the mountains and of the city.
up and down in less than 2 hours for an afternoon snack.
Have hiked there a few times from various starting points, and when I'm on a mountain-biking kick, I'll ride in the area almost weekly. Love the area and views. I live just down the hill from the Capitol, and have gotten stuck my head the aesthetic appeal of getting to a peak from my front door and back entirely by human power (no driving to a trailhead). So far this is the only peak I've done that for (it's 11 miles roundtrip, ~2000' vertical): spring 2009 by mountain bike (the easier method, obviously had to hike the last push), and now fall 2009 as a run (about 2 and a half hours roundtrip).
Climbed several times as a short evening hike
Interesting winter hiking, unsusal view of the city.
Can't count them all.
A nice hike for winter. Good views.
Hiked it 3 times in March, and May. Amazing hike with amazing views and scenery.
Climbed it 3 times in a span of one week in January.
Awesome short hike! great in the winter!
Nice hike after Christmas when the mountain was covered in snow with good views.
I've climbed this several times including at least once by city bus when my borther and I were 9-11 years old. We used to ride the bus and climb the foothill peaks (Ensign, Twin, Meridian) by ourselves.
I also climbed the peaks with my other siblings and with my father on our way to Black Mountain on April 18 1998, which was the last time I was there.