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 Peak(s):  Longs Peak  -  14,255 feet
 Post Date:  07/27/2008 Modified: 09/21/2008
 Date Climbed:   07/18/2008
 Posted By:  LongLiveTheHuskers

 MileHigh Music Fest Weekend   

Longs Peak 14255 ft
Keyhole Route (Standard)





So we knew we would be in town over the weekend of the inaugural MileHigh Music Festival...might as well climb it right? (Thats the pitch I used on the guy going along...)

Already had plans to attend Dave Matthews, but a few weeks ago when I saw a thread that a certain member had climbed his first 14er then pulled out a Missouri Tigers flag on the summit I vowed to get even (hehehe)...

After some rearranging of our plans we hit the pavement leaving Omaha, NE at 3:00 pm and pulling into Estes Park for some grub at 10:30 that night. An hour or so later I was asleep in the Longs Peak trailhead parking lot. Back up at 2:30 am and it was time to get it going.


Looking east at Twilight
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The Diamond at first light
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Thru the Boulderfield
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Looking back at the Ledges
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Down the Trough
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The Narrows
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The Homestretch
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The Summit Finally reached the top, the altitude and our lack of time to acclimate was taking it's toll on us. Less that 24 hours previous I was getting off work in Omaha. Nevertheless we had to even the score with them boys from Mizzo.
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By the way...the Dave Matthews Band kicked serious @$$ at the MileHigh Festival. Nothing like the fifth row in front of 60,000 people.
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  • Comments or Questions (4)
ontopoftheworld


GO HUSKERS!     2008-07-27 23:43:32
Oh yeah.. congrats on the whole Longs Peak thing as well.


Jon Frohlich



Nebraska     2008-07-28 10:40:41
I grew up in Omaha and went to Lincoln for college and I still can‘t stand the team....does that make me some kind of traitor?


timm19

Longs     2008-07-28 11:12:42
Nice pictures, but F the Huskers.

Go Buffs!


LongLiveTheHuskers


Buffs?!?!     2008-07-28 17:42:07



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