JROSKA wrote:Quick question. I noticed in the locked thread that someone made a crack of "I wonder if they hugged each other for warmth??", and then a few others made jokes about it.
"... we carried appropriate gear, including a small backpacking tent, a 2-person 30 degrees F sleeping bag, ultra-light sleeping pads, ..." PDF link
lodgling wrote:Maybe we can agree to focus some criticism on Backpacker? Granted, I've only been on Keplinger's twice and I was going down both times, but isn't this a crappy way to climb it? http://www.backpacker.com/media/originals/RockyMountainNationalParkGrandLoop95507.jpeg Isn't it much better to stay climber's left in the gulley/couloir and avoid most of the traversing below Palisades? Or is the route drawn in red the way to do it (if at all) when the snow is gone?
So would #1 be Longs, #2 "Southeast Longs", and #3 Mt. Meeker? I also see "VABM 14,251" so would that be a VA (?) Bench Mark for SE Longs or just a shoulder of Longs proper?