Twin Sisters Peaks Climber's Log

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desainme

desainme - Feb 23, 2005 12:09 am

Route Climbed: The path behind Aspen Lodge Date Climbed: August 76 and 77  Sucess!

My first 11 thousander. Pretty mellow climb. Did it before breakfast one time. My wife would have been very angry had I missed one of the Aspen Lodge breakfasts. The place was very cool but not cheap. Climbed this several times.

ChaddBragg - Feb 21, 2005 10:10 am

Route Climbed: Twin Sisters Trail Date Climbed: Feb 20,2005  Sucess!

Really great hike. I took my snow shoes and used them on the way up, but they weren't really needed. Trail was pretty well packed, but the shoes were nice for traction. First winter summit for me, and first snowshoe adventure, so it took me a while to get to the top (about 3 1/2 hours) and I didnt get the great views of RMNP because it was shrouded in cloud cover, but great views looking east!!

scvanm

scvanm - Jan 13, 2005 7:23 pm

Route Climbed: Twin Sisters Date Climbed: October 2nd, 2004  Sucess!

We had a great climb. This is a really fun little hike. We climbed this on our 18th wedding anniversary trip.

K2McKay - Nov 22, 2004 7:07 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: 9/5/98  Sucess!

First moutain I climbed upon moving to Colorado. Sweet view of Rocky Mountain National Park and Longs Peak from the summit.

georgbetsy

georgbetsy - Nov 13, 2004 5:34 pm

Route Climbed: Twin Sisters Trail Date Climbed: November 13, 2004  Sucess!

Great hike, short and easy.

Visibility was not too good, but there was not much snow on the trail.

Had a wonderful (15min) talk with Mrs. Roach on the summit. -- You never know who you might meet in the mountains!

bernardhohman

bernardhohman - Sep 25, 2004 10:18 pm

Route Climbed: Lily Lake Date Climbed: September 25, 2004  Sucess!

Great day. Many, many people on the trail and even more on the summit. Had the eastern summit to myself, though.

dunking_deutschman

dunking_deutschman - Aug 30, 2004 1:38 am

Route Climbed: Twin Sisters Trail Date Climbed: August 4, 2004  Sucess!

nice short hike to get used to the altitude. Beautiful views across the Tahosa Valley to Longs Peak and Mt. Meeker.

RyanS

RyanS - Apr 9, 2004 5:18 pm

Route Climbed: Twin Sisters Trail Date Climbed: April 13, 2003  Sucess!

Our first hike post-Blizzard of '03. Thankfully, someone had already broken trail through the trees. Fabulous views of the Diamond!! A trip report is available here.

Chris

Chris - Mar 22, 2004 9:58 pm

Route Climbed: Twin Sisters Trail Date Climbed: Nov 1998 / May 1999 / May 2004  Sucess!

Nice mountain with stunning views of Longs/Meeker and the plains.

birdhead

birdhead - Feb 4, 2004 1:47 pm

Route Climbed: Twin Sisters Trail Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!

Solo climb on my last day in Colorado. Great views of Longs and a pretty easy hike. Saw a huge elk on the trail and he wouldn't move. Took out the camera and he got shy and left.

jeffgun

jeffgun - Nov 15, 2003 4:58 pm

Route Climbed: Twin Sisters Trail Date Climbed: Fall 2002  Sucess!

Great views of the Longs/Meeker massif all the way up.

belexes

belexes - Oct 16, 2003 9:49 pm

Route Climbed: Twin Sisters Trail Date Climbed: March 9, 2003  Sucess!

I showshoed this one with my sister. Weather was great, though it was windy above the treeline. We encountered maybe two other hikers. The snow petered out at the treeline, so we stashed the 'shoes and continued to the summit. The view of Longs Peak is a classic.

jrf

jrf - Oct 5, 2003 8:34 pm

Route Climbed: Twin Sisters Trail Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!

Nice early season hike with great views of Longs. I got rained on the whole way down but it was a good day regardless. I would definitely do this again for someone new to hiking or for an early season hike.

kcmule

kcmule - Jun 10, 2003 1:27 pm

Route Climbed: Twin Sisters Trail Date Climbed: Mon June 9, 2003  Sucess!

Simply awesome views of Longs Peak east face. It is the same view that you get from Rte 7 (between Meeker and Lady Washington) but about 2500 feet higher so you can really see what's what back there. This would probably be the optimal place outside the boulderfield to get sunrise photos. Also sweeping views of Estes Park and RMNP, and some great front range views on the summit of the 2nd sister (short scramble). Prepare for windy conditions on top.

Snow is virtually non existant on the trail now.

smudge

smudge - May 4, 2003 2:57 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July 17, 2001  Sucess!

Great mountain. The summit area is pretty fun. This mountain is a great vantage point for sunrise photos of Longs Peak, and sunset photos of the continental divide.

Josh

Josh - Jan 13, 2003 7:40 am

Route Climbed: Twin Sisters Trail Date Climbed: Summer '96, Summer '98  Sucess!

My first time up, I got paid to hike it (RMNP trail Crew). The second time, I raced t-storms to the summit and just barely won.

theplugger

theplugger - Jan 8, 2003 8:02 pm

Route Climbed: Twin Sisters Trail Date Climbed: January 1, 1991  Sucess!

This was a really fun way to start out a New Year, with a group from the Colorado Mountain Club. The day was clear, very windy on the top, but exhilerating!

richardmasoner - Dec 4, 2002 3:18 pm

Route Climbed: Twin Sisters Trail Date Climbed: November 21, 2002  Sucess!

I had a very enjoyable autumn walk to the north peak of Twin Sisters. I started at 9:45 A.M., summitted at about 1 P.M., and was back at the Lily Lake parking lot by 2:45 P.M. Snow was about a foot deep, but the trail was packed enough that I experienced very little postholing. Although the weather was gorgeous, I shared the trail with only one other individual that day.

Andy

Andy - Nov 20, 2002 1:14 pm

Route Climbed: Twin Sisters Trail Date Climbed: November 17, 2002  Sucess!

November is a great time to climb this mountain. There were very vew people and not yet enough snow to complicate the hike. It was cold and windy on the summit so we headed back to the car after spending just five minutes atop the northern sister.

Hayesred - Oct 31, 2002 11:23 am

Route Climbed: Twin Sisters Trail Date Climbed: Sept 1999  Sucess!

Great practice climb for later 14er's. We did it on a chilly day so we didn't stick around at the top. Great view of Estes Park and Longs

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