A really warm (chilly on top of course!) laid back winter day with Jon in the Park. I miss Colorado! I haven't climbed a peak since I moved. Okay, one of the northern foothills of the Brooks Range in November- hopefully when I return from the Andes in a month my tone will have changed!
Beautiful day for hiking. I ended up mingled with a group of 200 & some kids from a school in Texas...so much for a day of hiking alone. But I had fun with them. It was great to hear their reactions when they made it to the top!
My mom, brother, and I had a great time peakbagging on a beautiful sunny day. They also loved sliding down Andrew's Glacier.
Easy summit from Flattop trail
Great climb, great route.
What an awsome vew of Longs from here.....
Hiked to summit with my dad.
Holy cow, what a climb.
Being more of a mountaineer than a hard core rock climber, this this was great! Challenging, exposed, BIG, alpine... WOW. Did I mention that this is a BIG wall...
What a day.
5:30AM to 4:30PM car-to-car.
Outstanding views in all directions. Longs dominates with a perfect view of the keyboard of the winds. Neversummer and Mummy ranges look close enough to touch, the Gores and even Rabbit Ears distant on the horizon.
I had planned on doing Otis, but decided to continue to Hallett instead. What a beautiful day! I'll definetly be back. The Park was a complete zoo by the time I made my descent at around 11am.
Completed the route but did not continue to the summit via another route. Clouds forming above caused us to make the decision to descend, which was a good one. At the start of rap # 1, we were drenched. Storms move in real fast up there! Great climb regardless.
Beautiful but extremely windy!!!
climbed in conjunction with Flattop.
Summited over Flattop first, then Hallet Peak, Otis, & half of Taylor (had to get someone in our group back for work:-(
My friends decided to "stay in the meadow by flattop and smell the flowers," so I RAN up Hallet Peak and Otis while they "skirted" by it.... oops, while I was boulder hopping on the way back down, one moved and I did a head first somersault down the mountain... good thing my knee crashed into a rock to prevent me going any further. Don't worry, a little bruise won't hurt me on this on... now a steeper mountain would have been treacherous! Good views from the top- enjoy!
I climbed the better than love route in the summer of 2001, but didn't summit. I guess after (8) pitches of rock it didn't seem very important! I finally stood on top 4/24/05 with Jason after an amazing Dragon's Tail Couloir climb!!
Endured 70mph gusts!!
This was a windy day but luckily for us snowpack was low enough to avoid avalanche danger although a few nasty cornices existed
Beautiful hike today with some footprints in the snow.........Got some good shots of Longs Peak!
Great moderate day hike! Start early as everyone who started later than we did got hailed on big time at 2pm. We barely made it onto the shuttle in time! The last 400 foot scramble to the summit is great training for Longs Peak, and the view from the top is wonderful. The gentle western slopes of the Continental Divide look surreal from this vantage point.