Forum
Buying gear? Please use these links to help 14ers.com:

More info...

Other ways to help...

Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Information on peaks other than the CO 14ers and 13ers.
User avatar
Posts: 292
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:34 pm
Location: Fort Collins, CO

Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby cougar » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:04 pm

last year I saw a runner doing Mummy Mania solo (and he may have added Bighorn + Tileston - spotted him running up the road below Lawn Lake TH). He was going to run up Fall River Rd. He didn't do the Rowes though. So it's doable that way with the road closed (for some people). Another option without a car shuttle is to bushwhack up the east/se ridge of Chapin, starting from the Lawn Lake TH. A couple thosuand ft more elevation gain and maybe another mile. And the peaks are mostly class 2 with a bit of 3 on Hagues.

User avatar
Posts: 1438
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:58 pm
Location: Colorado Springs

Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby djkest » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:10 pm

I just managed to break both pairs of my Keen hiking boots, so now I'm down to some beat up Asics running shoes for at least a couple weeks. Plans are up in the air at this point. Might kill my feet trying to do 16+ miles in beat up running shoes.
Life is a mountain, not a beach.
Exploring and Wine, my personal blog

User avatar
Posts: 1099
Joined: Mon May 24, 2010 12:57 pm
Location: Littleton, CO

Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby climbing_rob » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:34 am

mike offerman wrote: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.
Good point, I just checked and the plan is to open the road on 6/30. Still, it is only a 1.6 mile stroll down the road to Chapin pass from the visitor center.

User avatar
Posts: 1438
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:58 pm
Location: Colorado Springs

Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby djkest » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:43 am

For Hagues Peak it said the "easiest" way to do it was a "mummy mania" style aproach from chapin pass; but bypassing all the summits. They claim a mere 6 miles (RT?) and 2650' of gain. Now this would work well I think until you got to Fairchild, which it seems you would be "forced" to summit. Forgoing other summits, could could take some of the distance and a good chunk of the "gain" off. I'm not sure how easy the summit bypass routes would be above treeline and if there is in fact a trail or if you would be bushwhacking. Then again, since you are "right there", it seems like it would make sense to at least bag a couple more summits. Maybe instead of "mummy mania" it would be more like "mummy enthusiam".
Life is a mountain, not a beach.
Exploring and Wine, my personal blog

User avatar
Posts: 367
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:37 pm
Location: Boulder

Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby milan » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:13 am

I would like to do the complete mummy mania, when the correct Trailheads are open and when the snow is away but I need a buddy with the second car. Hagues peak is more than 500 m prominent, so on my to do list. PM me if someone interested, probably any time in June...

User avatar
Posts: 1099
Joined: Mon May 24, 2010 12:57 pm
Location: Littleton, CO

Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby climbing_rob » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:37 pm

You're going to like this Mummy Mania thing. Be sure to check out Rowe glacier from the nearby peak. Talk about classic crevasses. (yes, there are glaciers in Colorado, not many and not very big). I cannot find my pic here at work, darnit, or I'd post one. Awesome area. Enjoy.

User avatar
Posts: 1438
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:58 pm
Location: Colorado Springs

Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby djkest » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:52 pm

Here's a good picture on summitpost:
http://www.summitpost.org/rowe-glacier-and-the-rugged/71431

I think there should be a good view of the glacier from Hagues Peak. This is sounding so tempting. And it's free to go into the park Saturday (especially at the time I'll be up there).
Life is a mountain, not a beach.
Exploring and Wine, my personal blog

User avatar
Posts: 1438
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:58 pm
Location: Colorado Springs

Re: Lawn Lake/ Hagues Peak / Mummy Peak

Postby djkest » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:47 pm

Completed the hike yesterday solo. My route was about 18 miles with 6,000' of elevation gain. I was hiking for ~10 hours. Going to do a trip report soon. Pretty awesome area, it's just such a bummer that it's so isolated- the 8 mile hike to "the saddle" is pretty tedious. I scratched Fairchild but did complete Hagues Peak, Rowe Peak, and Mummy Mountain. Despite being in RMNP, I saw no one once I passed Lawn lake until I rejoined the lawn lake trail about 4 hours later. So, solitude is possible if you go to the right places.

Hagues Peak was interesting. It was actually much more technically demanding than I had anticipated. There is dramatic exposure on one side and it would be easy to find some exposed class 4 lines to the top. I ended up making a pretty safe class 3/4 scramble to gain the summit, after having to down climb a little and traverse. It's just about as challenging as you want it to be.

glacier1.jpg
glacier1.jpg (285.54 KiB) Viewed 170 times

I had a really interesting time trying to get to Rowe Peak. The ridge is super-gnarly. I'm sure it could be and has been done, but it's a sharp ridge of loose dirt and chunky class 3/4/5 rock with nice exposure on both sides. The other way is to downclimb to the glacier/lake and cross over that way. The only problem with a huge snowdrift/glacial stream that I had to cross. The sun had softened the snow and it was saturated with water from below. Anyway, I managed to get across it after completely submerging my boots in glacier melt.
glacier2.jpg
glacier2.jpg (197.23 KiB) Viewed 170 times


I'm not sure what this will look like later in the year but as the snow melts out this will probably get a lot easier. I almost gave up trying to make it over to Rowe and I suspect a lot of people are going to be making the same decision.
Life is a mountain, not a beach.
Exploring and Wine, my personal blog

Previous

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest