Day after running the Bolder Boulder, decided to go on a short day hike with my brother before heading our separate ways. Beautiful view of Longs from the top, easy conversational hike wherein no breath was lost. A fun day with the brother, topped off by beers at Estes Park Brewery (I've had better microbrew to be certain...).
We had superb weather for the hike; nearly clear skies, warm temps, light winds, and long views. The only drawback was the warm temps majorly softened the snow on the way back down and we were postholing up to our waist in spots, until we got back down into the shady areas. The shady spots were better, but very slick, as 95% of the trail was still snow-covered.
1st attempt on June 17 2000-snowed out! 2nd, a year later to the day-it is a stout day hike. 3rd attempt Feb '03-ran out of time in the snow at timberline. 4th attempt-4/08/07-made the summit and drank a shot to a friend in the snow.
Plenty of company on the summit of this well trodden peak. Great views.
I've done this hike many times and I agree, nice conditioning hike and good views.
went up to watch fireworks all the way from Cheyenne to Denver
Got blown off longs the day prior, so I trekked up here to see how the weather was....Just about the same. Loved it!
We hit the trail at 4:45 am so we'd have "perfect" light on Long's Peak. We did and it was great.
Was a beautiful clear day for a climb...little windy at the top but great views of Longs/Meeker. Scrambled to both peaks, were the only ones scrambling the taller of the two for some reason. Followed this by hiking to Ouzel Falls nearby...which were magnificent. Great day of hiking!
The sisters offered a nice view of Longs, etc., but the downscramble to the saddle with the peak (unnamed?) to the south and the scramble up to its summit was more enjoyable, more hands-on (rock) and offered a better view. Made the sisters, themselves, look like bland ol' humps in the ground.
Great views, easy hike, two summits, and marmots.
I've climbed Twin Sisters 6 or 7 times. I love it. It provides the best views of the Longs-Meeker-Lady Washington massif.
Left TH at 12:45, returned at 3:45 in a downpour. Tagged both summits. Saw a bunch of unprepared people headed up in an approaching storm.
summited both twin sisters. the southern one has a nice fin for great, short section of scrambling. lots of fun, you should try this one when you can't get out for a big trip.
A nice hike up to mark the beginning of the season.
A nice hike up to the top of both summits. Not too crowded and has nice views of Longs Peak and Mt. Meeker.
This peak is fun and easy to do in the winter. The snow was hard packed so I didn't need my snowshoes. I was surprised to bump into quite a few people this day. Although this puppy isn't very high, the summit was windy and cold.
Total ascents = 10. One of the better conditioning hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park.