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Longs Peak

Postby Tab » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:14 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 11:32 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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Re: Longs Peak

Postby Tab » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:39 pm

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

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Re: Longs Peak

Postby BaronVonBergschrund » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:41 pm

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 2:07 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 3:17 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 10:35 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 10:54 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 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:18 am

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