08/14 w/Cory Martin
07/15 w/Cory Martin
Looking for something without to much snow, this was a fun, short hike.
Climbed East and West Twin Sisters Peaks along with Twin Sisters Mountain via the Twin Sisters Trail. The trail got wiped out in parts by 2013 floods, you cross the slide then as the switchbacks on the south side come back to it you have to do some short bushwhacks to string the trail segments together. Not difficult to hike around, but it is an impressive testament to the force of Mother Nature.
First time on this trail. Great views and perfect weather. Some minor post-holing near the tree line, but nothing unmanageable. Navigation through the slide area is easy due to cairns. Will visit again soon.
Deep snow, but worth the haul.
There is a huge landslide from the 2013 floods that wiped out many switchbacks. We crossed it a few times without problems.
I don't know what (except perhaps mountain fever) had me thinking I could climb this set of peaks before an afternoon flight home out of Denver. But I made the peaks and the flight thank goodness. Great views into the park including of Longs Peak.
Great view of Longs.
Made this hike as a gear up for Quandary the following day. Great weather.
In January with rkymtn.
Again with Dina on March 29 after a trip to the Stanley.
Been up twin sisters several times and I get hot just looking at it now (avoid hot summer days). Lot's of fun in winter though.
A great weather day! It was relatively warm with very little wind. My wife and I enjoyed this easy hike and added some scrambling on the summits for fun. The trail was well packed, so the snowshoes stayed in the car.
So many times!
Nice hike with great views, I highly recommend it!
This was a long day. Started the day off on Point 8,149, drove over to Twin Owls TH and scrambled up "Gem Peak" and The Needles then ended the day with a good but tiring hike up Twin Sisters and over to Twin Sisters Mountain.
Completely snow free by the way.
A really underrated hike. We did both peaks. The other one (I think the South sister) is a scramble but totally worth it, as there is a huge chair made out of rocks at the top. Nobody was up the southern peak, we had it all to ourselves.
Great views of Longs from all 3 on these summits.
Absolutely perfect weather - got some awesome photos of Longs
time to the northern area of RMNP, Great views from this summit:)