Medicine Bow Peak Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 73
Nicholas S

Nicholas S - Jun 24, 2020 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2018

Bats were swooping down as I hit the peak  Sucess!

After two previous attempts, I made it for the first time on one perfectly still night at the end of August. I rounded the final stretch to the peak with bats swooping down all around me in the dark. Threw on a raincoat and kept going until finding the golden seal ;)


mountaingazelle - Nov 1, 2018 11:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2018

Medicine Bow  Sucess!

Medicine Bow is a beautiful mountain. I did the loop starting from Lake Marie and couldn't have asked for better weather.


rockymountaindiva - Jul 29, 2018 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2018

Lazy day climb  Sucess!

Walked up and down the same trail from our site in the Sugarloaf Campground. Was going to do a little meandering on the return but weather looked threatening. Gorgeous day and scenery!


chicagotransplant - Jul 24, 2018 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2018

Snowy Range Trio  Sucess!

With Rachael, climbed up one of the Gap Ridges (the one from the promontory point at the North Gap Lake) after Browns and added Sugarloaf after. Great views off all the beautiful lakes!

tk421ucopy - Feb 12, 2018 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2018

Fantastic snow for crampons  Sucess!

Fantastic snow for crampons + an easy grade made this a ton of fun.

tk421ucopy - Dec 12, 2017 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2017

winter ascent  Sucess!

Fantastic conditions. Maybe 20-30 mph wind at the top at max. Went around the north side of Sugarloaf and ascended near the trail area. Didn't bother with crampons. Ice axe was essential for the moderate snow we encountered.


kronshage3 - Nov 11, 2017 1:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2017

From Lake Marie  Sucess!

Started around 2:30PM. Followed the standard route to summit. Up to a foot of snow deep in some spots with low visibility. The large cairns along the route were very useful. Clouds cleared on descent making for a beautiful evening climb. Back at TH around 6:15PM.


technicolorNH - Aug 10, 2017 12:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2017

Nice ridgeline  Sucess!

Only seventy three minutes for the 1.6 mile trail to the summit. After that I went and scrambled up Sugarloaf. Four hour total day, including time spent on the summits.


bruceg - Sep 19, 2016 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015

Great day  Sucess!

Loop from Marie Lake to South Ridge to peak, east to the saddle, and followed the lakes back.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Sep 15, 2016 8:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2016

Thunder Snow!  Sucess!

With a half inch of snow on the ground and low clouds, I had opted for Sugarloaf. But as I descended that mountain I saw that clouds were lifting a bit on the higher peaks, and I made a snap decision for Medicine Bow. The top was socked in and as I rested, heavy snow, accompanied by thunder, broke out. I left the summit with alacrity but thankfully no electricity.


jdmorehouse - Aug 12, 2016 5:49 pm

More times than I can count  Sucess!

The first time was shortly after I moved to Laramie, Wyoming in the summer of 1991. I must have climbed this peak dozens of time during my stay there. Beautiful mountain.


McCannster - Feb 22, 2016 10:38 am Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2016

Med Bow in the winter  Sucess!

Surprisingly mellower-than expected outing, weather was not ideal, but nice hike nonetheless, even with the constant snow mobile noise. Bagged Sugarloaf as well.


Kessler - Oct 19, 2015 12:50 am Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2015

Medicine Bow  Sucess!



Shaylee - Oct 19, 2015 12:46 am Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2015

Medicine Bow  Sucess!



csmcgranahan - Sep 13, 2015 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2015

Family summit hike  Sucess!

Summited with my wife and two boys who are 6 and 9. Perfect weather for a family hike. Started at 9:45am with no chance of rain and little to no wind. Nine year old and I also scrambled up Sugarloaf.


wyomtnlady - Sep 8, 2015 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2014

Snowy range classic  Sucess!

Always a good time.


SarahThompson - Jun 15, 2015 10:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2015

Couloir climb  Sucess!

Climbed a nice couloir above Lake Marie that was moderate for the most part, but had a near vertical exit due to the cornice remnant. Slogged over to Browns and Sugarloaf afterwards which involved a lot of talus and not a lot of fun.


tjburr - May 19, 2015 1:19 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 1990

Pure Nature and Wild  Sucess!

An awesome loop that can be jogged with nearly all of it above timberline. See over 100 miles in every direction on a clear day. Serene alpine lakes, wooded areas down low, and clean air. This was the first time I climbed it, but there were many other climbs and jogs around the loop that crosses the summit. Highly recommended. Can be cold in July up there.


LDuszer - Jul 10, 2014 11:42 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2014

Great day hike  Sucess!

Great day hike - still lots of snow on the trail and not a whole lots of people considering it was a clear and beautiful day. Started from Lake Marie TH, went up to the summit, and did a loop by connecting to the Lakes Trail. Gorgeous area.


jczog - Sep 19, 2013 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2013

Serenity and Ice  Sucess!

From Lake Marie TH, very gentle hike to the back with lots of frozen runoff streams. Beautiful views of the many lakes in every direction. Loop down the Libby Lake TH back to Lake Marie. Wonderful, clear, crisp day!

Viewing: 1-20 of 73
Return to 'Medicine Bow Peak' main page