Peak(s):  Mummy Mtn  -  13,425 feet
Hagues Pk  -  13,560 feet
Fairchild Mtn  -  13,502 feet
Ypsilon Mtn  -  13,514 feet
Chiquita, Mt  -  13,069 feet
Mount Chapin - 12454
Date Posted:  10/07/2015
Date Climbed:   10/04/2015
Author:  dillonsarnelli
 A Mummy Kill-er Loop in the Big Park   

A Mummy Kill-er Loop in the Big Park

Peaks: Mummy Mountain (13,425'), Hagues Peak (13,560'), Fairchild Mountain (13,502'), Ypsilon Mountain (13,514'), Mount Chiquita (13,069'), Mount Chapin (12,454')
Dates: October 4, 2015
Trailhead: Lawn Lake (8,540') - Rocky Mountain National Park
Route: Counterclockwise loop beginning and ending at the Lawn Lake TH via Fall River Road
Distance: 26 miles
Elevation Gain: 9,100 feet
Participants: Solo Mission
Time: 13 hours (including a rain delay, snow delay, and a lot of gaping)


In a nutshell, this is basically taking Mummy Mania (or the Mummy Kill as it is often referred), removing the shuttle, and doing it backwards. If you're looking for a somewhat easier day, start at the Chapin Pass TH and have a vehicle and 6 pack waiting for you at the Lawn Lake TH. Otherwise, eat your Wheaties, start at the Lawn Lake TH, pack the headlamp, and leave a case of beer in the car.

Mummy Mania (noun): The standard route is a 16 to 18 mile traverse with ~ 6,000 vertical gain beginning at the Chapin Pass TH, continuing up and down 6 of the major summits in the Mummy Range (Chapin, Chiquita, Ypsilon, Fairchild, Hagues, and Mummy), and finishing at the Lawn Lake TH.

Doing it in reverse order: Add 3,000 vertical feet. Removing the car shuttle: Add 9 miles. Keep reading...


A Mummy Kill-er Loop in the Big Park






A Mummy Kill-er Loop in the Big Park



Comments or Questions
Brian Thomas
User
26 miles? 9,100’ of gain?
10/07/2015 02:49
My knees hurt just from reading this.


Dave B
User
^^^
10/07/2015 06:29
What he said. I’d like to get out with you some time, Dillon. I’m just pretty sure I won’t be able to keep up.

Way to slay the mummy and with epic inversion views to boot!


12ersRule
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wow
10/07/2015 08:46
Astonishing pics! Nice job on the hike and pics!


andrewrose
User
Well done!
10/07/2015 10:04
Pretty awesome!


bergsteigen
User
Nice!
10/07/2015 10:19
Looks like a great testing route! Looking forward to it, once I can stay healthy for a while


Monster5
User
Dat
10/07/2015 10:41
Inversion. Obviously shopped. Nice TR dilly; quite the haul. dilly is uncapitalized since you keep capitalizing The Saddle.


Jay521
User
Man oh man...
10/07/2015 11:03
What you do makes what I do look SOOO lame. I hate you...

Great job Dillon!


Trainer Keri
User
FTB!!!!
10/07/2015 12:18
Dillion YOU ARE MY IDOL!!


BenfromtheEast
User
Forget your Wheaties
10/07/2015 13:12
Better eat a Chipotle burrito for breakfast. Nice loop!

P.S. LOLz your fitbit.


MtnHub
User
Crazy!
10/07/2015 18:04
Dill, you are getting crazier all the time! I agree, forget the Wheaties, you better stock up on your Grandma’s cookies and ten bowls of chili!

I’ve done all those peaks, but on 4 different days! And I did 9000’ gain on one occasion, but that was over 20 years ago. I was hoping to hike with you someday, but think you’re getting way out of my league! Fantastic job, man!

PS. That first shot of Longs is a killer! Wow!


jblyth
User
Zambo’s gonna kill you
10/08/2015 08:44
Nice buddy, looks like a great day....that inversion looks wicked.


Tempelton
User
Some
10/08/2015 21:57
of the coolest inversion shots I’ve ever seen! Wow!


dillonsarnelli
User
Woah
10/08/2015 22:46
Thanks! Appreciate the comments gang!! Great that you read it and even better to hear from ya’ll!

Brian – haha let me know when you wanna repeat south river!

DaveB – Nah man! This winter it’s on. Btw Mchenrys is still on my to do list if you didn’t notice haha. I’ll tell you about that one when you tell me about your 5.12c anniversary arrowhead route !

Dave – you the man. thanks as always!!

Andrew – coming from another Park guy, thanks man!

Otina – stay healthy! Was fun for sure. Let me know when you’re looking to repeat that Italian mtn. I’ll bring the sign. Summit photo for gram.

ry – haha. Oh and yeah I obviously shopped out the time stamp! Thanks homie.

Jay – lame and jay521 should never even go in the same sentence! We really need a reunion soon. Hope you’re doing great!

Keri – haha I can’t believe you found this without me even telling you. Very impressive! I miss Parker. #FTB

Ben – my Fitbit may have almost exploded. If you ever write that cap report I’ll proofread it first if you want. Enjoy the Roch!

Doug – 10 bowls of chile and grams cookies. Now we’re talking! Haha. You know me well. Summer of 16, lets make it happen! I’m looking forward to it.

Papa Jason McHenrys Blyth – sloans lake haul and then joyride soon buddy. You me Becky taj – be there!

Templeton - thanks! No airplane required. Crazy, but the pics don’t even do it justice.


rajz06
User
Looks...
10/09/2015 18:42
like "epic" just got redefined! I know I’m not worthy but I’m sure glad I can at least enjoy such adventures vicariously.


cougar
User
mummy wrap
10/09/2015 21:52
astonishing...pics and stats! Way to wrap up the mummy!


C-Shepguy
User
Chapin
10/10/2015 20:59
After all that vertical and mileage, to bother adding Chapin at the end when you know you could just start descending an already epic trip...that’s how you know he’s a machine.


dillonsarnelli
User
thanks again!
10/13/2015 07:56
Raj, Cougar, C–Shep – thanks for taking the time to read it! Big days in the Big park may be a little easier with 360 degree cloud inversions to get the adrenaline pumping.


unclegar
User
Very Nice
10/25/2015 21:50
Looks like a great tour, Dillon. You took some great shots too. I really like the Spectacle Lakes and Chiquita pics. Longs shots are pretty sweet too. I’m a little disappointed that you didn’t tack on the Rowes, but whatever.
j/k

Congrats on a huge day!



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