Peak(s):  Longs Peak  -  14,255 feet
Date Posted:  08/11/2006
Date Climbed:   08/11/2006
Author:  JasonF
 Longs Peak via Keyhole  

Climbed the big boy today. All the "lesser" peaks have been valuable for this grand daddy of the Front Range. This peak has been on the top of my list for many years and has caused much internal turmoil - did I have what it takes to summit (& return in one piece)? Let‘s find out...

Hit the TH: 3:15 AM
Keyhole: 6:00 AM
Summit: 7:30 AM
Start Descent after rest break: 8:00 AM
Back at Keyhole: 9:30 AM
Start descent again after break/answer misc questions from onlookers at keyhole: 9:45 AM
Back at TH: 12:15 PM

Total trip time with breaks: 9 hours
Total trip time w/o breaks: 8.25 hours (smokin‘ baby!!!!)

All in all a grand day on a grand mountain in a grand national park area.

Since Bill has excellent photos of the trail route I offer the following "distant" shots of this peak.

Moon shot - great full moon today

NW view from Bear Lake (great hike for kiddos)

North view from Trail Ridge Road

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

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