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 Peak(s):  Meeker, Mt  -  13,911 feet
 Post Date:  05/20/2013 Modified: 09/03/2014
 Date Climbed:   05/18/2013
 Posted By:  dillonsarnelli
 Additional Members:   awknox

 No Walk in the Park - The Mighty Meeker - South Ridge & Meeker Ridge from Wild Basin   

No Walk in the Park - The Mighty Meeker - South Ridge & Meeker Ridge from Wild Basin

Last weekend Andrew and I spent a great day in Rocky Mountain National Park on Mount Meeker. Below is a link if you'd like to check it out! As always, thanks for reading!

No Walk in the Park: Meeker's South Ridge From Wild Basin

“There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and the wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand as the outward symbal of the great human principle.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt


Mountains: Mount Meeker - Rocky Mountain National Park - Elevation 13,911 ft.
Date Climbed: May 18, 2013
Trailhead: Copeland Lake (Sandbeach Lake Trail)
Route: South Ridge (ascent) / Meeker Ridge (descent)
Distance: ~ 13 miles
Elevation Gain: ~ 5,600 ft.
Participants: Andrew (awknox), Dillon (dillonsarnelli)
Time: ~ 13 hours



No Walk in the Park: Meeker's South Ridge From Wild Basin



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  • Comments or Questions
SurfNTurf


Important Message     2013-05-20 21:01:25
Dilly -- Tyler wants his pliers. He also ordered $25 worth of chinese food tonight. I'm not sure any is left.

Oh, and nice climb and TR! Have fun in the desert next week Andrew, still kicking myself for not being able to make it.

BOOOOOOOOOOM


painless4u2


Really nice!     2013-05-20 21:03:03
That basin is truly Wild. We wanted to climb Meeker from Keplinger's Couloir after Long's, but alas, it is like you said, a LONG day. Looks fun!


MountainMedic


Lots Left     2013-05-20 21:10:57
At least 3 meals' worth. What I did have was delicious. And I did all of Jeff's dishes.

Nice TR! Oh, and where is my car key?


DanR


Looks like an awesome day     2013-05-20 21:32:17
Nice trip report on a seldom climbed route. Hit me up if you're ever looking for partners for adventures on some of the mountains in that area.


emohr


Boss     2013-05-20 21:33:29
Status.


dmccool


Look at his flannel...     2013-05-20 21:53:04
I was content with staring at image #1. Wow!

Q) Nice TR, D.
g.1) What's all that white stuff up there in The Park? (TWFS)
7) Image #28 - The descent down Meeker Ridge - makes me want to curl up in a ball


ChrisRoberts


.     2013-05-20 23:05:45
Well done guys!


Brian Thomas


RMNP > 14ers     2013-05-21 07:46:30
”many many many future ROCKY summits!”
^this


lordhelmut


Sweet way to climb Meeker     2013-05-21 08:11:06
While the Loft is a fine cirque, I can see why Roach holds this tour in such high regard. That East Face on Pagoda is something else. There's a lifetime of stuff to do in the park.

Also - nice Roosevelt quote Dillon.


dillonsarnelli


Tyler you're FAT     2013-05-22 08:56:24
Thanks for the comments gang!Lifetime of stuff do in the park indeed, Brian, like Pagoda! thanks man. / D, my friend - g.2 remember it's not part of the Rocky Series unless you're coming too!(TWFS)ROCKY 2, ROCKY 2.../ Eric - I think liking and knowing how to use one's snowshoes is a prereque for boss status, i can live with baller status for now! Brian Thomas, look at your 14er picture... Jeff, Tyler, DanR, painless4u, Chris - thanks guys! WILD BASIN indeed.


jblyth


Solid TR     2013-05-23 07:37:36
Really enjoyed this....thanks for sharing. Wild Basin is incredible, loved the photos.


wildlobo71


Look at Pagoda's seldom seen east face!     2013-05-24 14:19:39
... And look at yourself!

Sweet TR Dillon and Andy; now we know why you never hang with us anymore. I can't wait to toil a bit on a few of those many-x3 summits with you in the future, brother.

You do realize that there's what some brands call an ”Ergo Televator” on your snowshoes to reduce calf strain on the ascents? Ask the boys, we may have answers my friend.


Zambo


Damnit Dillon!     2013-05-25 22:19:40
I was totally planning on trying to lure Andrew up Meeker and Longs this summer as soon as I got home. Looks like you beat me to it.

But it all seriousness, nice work fellas. Looks like a sweet route in a cool area.



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