'Thunder Peak' and 'Lightning Peak' Climber's Log

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Luciano136 - Jan 10, 2014 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2014

Lightning  Sucess!

A snowshoe with Shknbk. Snowed most of the day and chilly (single digits). Turned out to be a pretty good workout! It was one way to enjoy the "polar vortex" :)

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Nov 18, 2011 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009

From East Portal  Sucess!

Thunder & Lightning


argothor - Dec 26, 2010 1:05 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2010

Thunder and Lighting  Sucess!

Started at the East Portal, made the summit of Thunder, before heading down to the saddle between Thunder and Lighting, and then headed up Lighting's northern slope, which is steep in places and covered with brushy aspens which made the going a bit difficult. Headed down the long northern ridge of Lighting. Beautiful views from the summits of both of these peaks.


MattK - Dec 23, 2010 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2010

From East Portal  Sucess!

Nov 21 2010: The wife and I headed up Thunder Peak in near whiteout conditions. Were going to traverse all the way over to Estes Cone and back down, but wife's knee went bum when she slipped and fell so we called it a day. I did make a quick side trip up Emerald Peak while she returned to the car.

Dec 01 2010: Headed up Estes Cone from Lily Lake, in the face of strong winds, then traversed over to Lightning Peak.


Kiefer - Nov 8, 2010 11:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2009

Early Fall combo  Sucess!

Actually had a really nice day out, unseasonably warm which, made for some horrendous postholing with the snow that had already fallen!
Surprised to find registers on top!


boisedoc - Aug 3, 2010 12:11 am Date Climbed: May 20, 1988

Long time ago  Sucess!

Climbed these from the Y when I worked there. I thought the names Thunder and Lightening were the YMCA names for the peaks but I guess the names are more widely known


heather14 - Jan 3, 2010 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2010

East Portal  Sucess!

A nice way to kick off the new year. Views were nice and I'm sure would have been better if not for the clouds and falling snow in the higher peaks. Thanks to the "active mountain lion in area" signs posted at the TH I think I spent more time looking behind me than in front ;-)


joegrim - Jul 24, 2009 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2009

from East Portal  Sucess!

Fun little hike to Thunder. See my trip report under "Trip Reports".

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Feb 23, 2009 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2002

from Lily Lake to East Portal  Sucess!

One of the longer five + mile hikes I've done in The Park.


tomlauren - Feb 23, 2009 9:16 am Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2009

Thunder - Lightning  Sucess!

Snowshoed both peaks from the East Portal Trailhead. Unseasonably warm for February, I wore a t-shirt for most of the trip. The ascent up the north slope of 'Lightning Peak' was fairly grueling, but the views on top were well worth the effort.

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