Longs Peak

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Longs Peak

Postby Tab » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:14 am

Is the route up Longs dry. Anyone been up over the weekend?
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Re: Longs Peak

Postby thebeave7 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:32 am

This really belongs in the "14ers" section, but I'll answer it here anyways. The answer is, no, its not dry and I don't think it'll be dry until sometime next July. The snow was sticking around pretty good on the Trough/Narrows side of the mountain from what I saw on Saturday evening. It wasn't warm enough up high to get rid of all the snow on Sunday either. I'd expect snow and ice from now on, i is mostly dry to the Boulderfield though.

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Trough is seen at the base of the West face, nice and white. Taken 9/26/09 7pm.

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Re: Longs Peak

Postby Tab » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:39 am

Is the trail passable without crampons or are they required today?
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Re: Longs Peak

Postby BaronVonBergschrund » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:41 am

Tab wrote:Is the trail passable without crampons or are they required today?

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Re: Longs Peak

Postby Kovar » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:07 pm

thebeave7 wrote:Image
Trough is seen at the base of the West face, nice and white. Taken 9/26/09 7pm.


Great photo of Longs from a perspective that is seldom seem.
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Re: Longs Peak

Postby Jim Davies » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:17 pm

Except on the state quarter, of course. :D Very cool picture.
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Re: Longs Peak

Postby MN teleMARKer » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:35 pm

Longs does indeed have snow. There was minimal snow up to the Keyhole on Sunday, but everything beyond that was covered. We did not use crampons. If I could figure out how to reduce the size of my picture, I'd attach a picture of the Narrows.

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Re: Longs Peak

Postby MN teleMARKer » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:54 pm

I posted a picture of the Narrows in the Photo section. (Taken September 27, 2009.)

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Re: Longs Peak

Postby cftbq » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:18 pm

OK; it's snowy but not too bad looking. What does the Homestretch look like??
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