Medicine Bow Peak Climber's Log

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DylanWann

DylanWann - Dec 13, 2004 6:05 pm

Route 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.

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Oct 9, 2004 1:10 pm

Date Climbed: 9-26-04

Attempted this in the snow with my wife. Made it to 11,500 feet and turned back. Hiking was to slow and got sick of falling waist deep in the snow. Will attempt it again next year when the snow melts.

thebeave7

thebeave7 - Sep 10, 2004 3:36 am

Route Climbed: ridge traverse(TH?) Date Climbed: August 6th, 2004  Sucess!

A wonderful morning hike, with spectacular views in all directions, all the way to Rocky Mt NP. A quiet and relatively unknown wildernes area, a gem.

Eric J Lee

one6180339

one6180339 - Aug 21, 2004 2:49 pm

Route Climbed: Main trail Date Climbed: August 01996  Sucess!

Short climb, but was not ready for the altitude. Headache, dizzy and distorted vision.

TexasClimber

TexasClimber - Jul 8, 2004 6:07 pm

Route Climbed: Lake Marie Trailhead Date Climbed: June 27, 2004  Sucess!

On June 27, 2004, Matt, a fellow SP member (Mr P)and I "tackled" Medicine Bow Peak. The views from the top were great and it was the first time in my life that I was got in a crazy hail storm descending as we got closer to the parking lot. My route description of this route is very informative and full of photos if you are interested in venturing into WY's Snowy Range!

sbkelley

sbkelley - May 13, 2004 1:04 am

Route Climbed: East slopes Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!

This is a pretty convenient peak to get to from Laramie, so it was nice to stay close to home for this one. It's one of the easier climbs around with great views down into Colorado and up into Wyoming. Lake Marie is well worth the visit.

MrWasatch

MrWasatch - Sep 26, 2003 12:13 pm

Route Climbed: Standard trail? Date Climbed: July 2, 2000  Sucess!

Easy half-day climb (though one short, treacherous snowfield crossing). Great scenery, very similar to Uinta mountains of Utah. Did this as a tune up to Mt. Massive a few days later.

nickshilman - Jul 30, 2003 2:43 pm

Route Climbed: Loop Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

Good moderate hike. Many beautiful flowers on the way up with some enormous rock fields. Be sure to bring rain gear if hiking in early afternoon in the summer. Storms seem to come like clockwork.

tjburr

tjburr - Jun 3, 2003 6:26 pm

Route Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: September 4, 2000  Sucess!

TJ Burr and Mia Petrey climbed the mountain together completing the 7.4 mile loop. We had a late start that offered a spectacular sunset from the summit ridge. Fortunately the weather was good allowing us to descend the final 2 miles in the dark. We hadn't planned on making a descent in the dark, and it isn't recommended. The granite walls on the east side drop straight off, and the trail is meandering and rocky on the way down to Lake Marie. TJ has jogged the loop many times. Jogging the route is great fun and hard work, but you have to watch every step.

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