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Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby djkest » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:56 pm

Trying to quickly plan a hiking trip for this Saturday. I'll be in Loveland so RMNP seems like a good choice.
Here's a hike I'm contemplating, seems feasible from various Beta I've seen on Summitpost, although a bit long.

Start at Lawn Lake trailhead 8600'
Hike 6.2 miles to Lawn Lake ~11,000'
Continue hiking up to "the saddle" between Hagues and Fairchild on the trail
Turn right and walk up Hagues Peak (13,600'). Continue on to the saddle with Mummy Mountain (12,700), Summit (13,300) and take the S/E Slopes down, rejoining the lawn lake trail at treeline and back to the trailhead.

Elevation gain: ~5500'
RT distance: ~17 miles.

Seems doable, what do you guys think?

EDIT: Found this trip report- they did most of this hike on the 2nd day, so it's entirely "do-able".
http://thepeakmind.com/2009/03/21/a-mummy-range-weekend/

Or, I could go for another shot at Longs Peak just for the exercise. It's a lot of hiking but it's a nice route.
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Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby Lemmiwinks » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:03 pm

It is doable in one day, but it makes for a pretty long day. I did this hike about ten years ago but chose to overnight it at Lawn Lake. I also hiked Fairchild from Lawn Lake a few years later and did that in one day. Definitely a worthwhile area to visit that should get you away from the RMNP crowds.
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Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby 12ersRule » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:08 pm

I've done it before. It's pretty much all trail to the saddle. Hagues, Rowe Peak, Rowe Mtn, then Mummy. The descent off of Mummy is the most brain-draining part. Seems to go on forever.


I wonder what the snow situation is just before Lawn Lake right now though. Could still be a little bit of postholing.

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Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby climbing_rob » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:11 pm

Google up "Mummy Mania" or "Mummy Bag" to see how you can basically do 8 peaks in not too much more effort, if you have two cars. Basicall, leave a car at the LL t/h, drive the other up to Chapin pass, do 8 peaks, wind up down at the LL t/h, drive up and get the other car, voila.

I did this about 8 years ago, let's see if I can remember the peaks: Chapin, Chiquita, Fairchild, Hagues, Rowe Peak, Rowe Mtn and Mummy mountain. That's only 7. I'm missing one. Oh yeah, Ypsilon is in there. Anyway, this is about 16 miles and 6K of vertical. About the same effort as your two-mountain itinerary.

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Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby 12ersRule » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:13 pm

You can also get a few 11ers on the way back too. Bighorn and Tileston.

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Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby djkest » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:25 pm

climbing_rob wrote:Google up "Mummy Mania" or "Mummy Bag" to see how you can basically do 8 peaks in not too much more effort, if you have two cars. Basicall, leave a car at the LL t/h, drive the other up to Chapin pass, do 8 peaks, wind up down at the LL t/h, drive up and get the other car, voila.

I did this about 8 years ago, let's see if I can remember the peaks: Chapin, Chiquita, Fairchild, Hagues, Rowe Peak, Rowe Mtn and Mummy mountain. That's only 7. I'm missing one. Oh yeah, Ypsilon is in there. Anyway, this is about 16 miles and 6K of vertical. About the same effort as your two-mountain itinerary.


Yeah, I looked up Mummy Mania. 1, I wouldn't have 2 cars and 2, I'm not sure I'm ready for that. But we'll see if I get a hiking partner or whatnot and how the weather is shaping up. Is mummy mania basically class 2 if you want it to be? Seems like a loooooot of work. :)

Alternately I could "bag" Mt. Meeker since it's a Centennial Peak.

49ersRule wrote:I've done it before. It's pretty much all trail to the saddle. Hagues, Rowe Peak, Rowe Mtn, then Mummy. The descent off of Mummy is the most brain-draining part. Seems to go on forever.


I wonder what the snow situation is just before Lawn Lake right now though. Could still be a little bit of postholing.

I called the RMNP info line and they said it's basically snow free until the last 1/2 mile to the lake, and that there were "deep drifts" between the lakes and "the saddle". Bummer. But that was almost 2 weeks ago and no updated conditions since.
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Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby climbing_rob » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:30 pm

Yeah, w/ only one car you're out of luck unless you hitch a ride, not likely super early in the morning, but part of my point is that the Mummy Mania is no more effort, based on the stats, because you start high (Chapin pass) and work your way down (LL t/h). I don't remember anything over class 2+, but I'm old and memory fades. If you're considering the MM, check the TR's (I have one on summit post myself) for beta on technical difficulty.

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Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby jsdratm » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:36 pm

I did Mummy Mountain last year and it was a good hike. It is very long, since you have a long approach before even getting to the mountain and then you have to bushwhack your way up to tree line, followed by a long hike to the summit. If you are starting the other way at least you will have a trail to the saddle. I ended up running out of water for the first time since it took much longer than expected and made the noob mistake of not having iodine tablets with me.

I didn't see a single person on Mummy Mountain itself and surprisingly no marmots or pikas despite the wealth of flowers for them to eat. It definitely has a very nice view of the north end of the park. Given the isolation and scenic views I would definitely recommend it.

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Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby ChrisRoberts » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:47 pm

If you just wanted to do Mummy, you might be able to avoid most of the snow by ascending via SE Slopes. There is essentially no snow from treeline to summit, and you could probably bag Hagues and Rowe without much more effort. Mummy is an awesome summit.
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Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby Papillon » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:56 pm

If you wanted to cut some distance, you could take a hard right near the 11,600 foot contour on the map below and ascend steep grass to the Hagues-Mummy saddle.

Hagues-Mummy

The terrain between the two peaks is mellow but a bit tedious with all of the rock-hopping.

If anything, you could use it as a bail route if you ascended Hagues and decided to leave Mummy for another day.

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Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby mike offerman » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:42 pm

Just a note on doing Mummy Mania this time of year. Fall River Road will not be open, so you would need to hike down to Chapin Pass from Trail Ridge.

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Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby mtnjim » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:57 pm

No snow to speak of below Lawn Lake when I jogged up there week-end before last. Probably almost none now. Hmmm, I can't pull up a mental picture of what the slope to the pass looked like! Hypoxia, maybe :wink:?

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