Peak(s):  Longs Peak  -  14,255 feet
Pagoda Mtn  -  13,497 feet
Mt Richthofen - 12,940 feet
Mt Mauler - 12,493 feet
Date Posted:  08/08/2010
Date Climbed:   08/06/2010
Author:  Kevin Baker
 Visiting the Forgotten Ones + Longs  

Summitpost trip report

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 Comments or Questions

This is good
08/09/2010 05:53
Nah, it's better than good, it's outstanding. I planned an ascent of Pagoda and Longs from Sandbeach Lake using the same route as you and Steph. I hope to camp for two nights at Sandbeach Lake, or perhaps further up the basin in the Hunters Creek crosscountry area if I can get the permit. I'm taking a few days off from work at the end of this week to clear my head, and this trip is one of three options I have planned. It is the most difficult of the options, and I'm feeling a bit lazy right now. Nonetheless, whether I go here or elsewhere, your report is timely for me.

The Never Summers - I love the wide-open view of the range while descending the west side of Trail Ridge Rd. I've always wanted to explore the range, but haven't made the time. Your report of Richtofen and Mauler show some of the good fun and beauty I'm missing. Thanks for posting the report. There's some great pics in there. Nice work, Steph and Kevin.

Brian C

This is encouragment...
08/23/2010 14:48
...for me to get up Pagoda. Looks like a spectacular place.

Ridge runner

Great weekend!
02/01/2011 00:24
I had a great time climbing with you Kevin! Thanks for inviting me along for Pagoda/Longs and for joining me for the Never Summers. For lowly 12ers they definitely pack a punch. The ridge to Mahler is probably one of the best ones I've done and I'd have to say it rivals Kieners in parts. The short approach, the views, and the scrambling made for a great day!

Descending Keplingers and the bushwacking.... well, I don't plan on doing that again anytime soon!


Very cool!
08/10/2010 03:08
You guys had quite the weekend... Those look like some great routes; I wish I could have seen poor Stephanie wrestling her way over those boulders, I bet she loved it!


first summit in Colorado
08/10/2010 15:34
Thanks Kevin for the nostalgic memories. My buddy and I trudged up Richtofen back in 2002 before a Disco Biscuits show at Mishawacka (that random bar on the side of the Poudre with a venue along the river, one of the greatest venues of all time). I thought Lake Agnes was, to date, the coolest lake I had seen, Ice Lakes has since changed that opinion, but its still an amazing region. That traverse over to Static and Nokhu Crags is something I've wanted to do as well. You are hitting a lot of cool peaks that don't see a whole lot of traffic this summer, nice work...

Kevin Baker

08/10/2010 15:45

I drove by Mishawacka late Friday night and wondered why all of the cars were there. Steph filled me in! Looks like a popular joint indeed! Yeah, I'm looking forward to getting back in there for a snowclimb of Nokhu. Amazing place.

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