Longs Peak


A 15mi round trip hike with 5000ft elevation gain. Long's peak is the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Parkat 14,255 ft.
Mom and I got a late start, but the weather held. The hike starts out a moderate grade, but near the top of the peak it requires some effort.
After you cross over to the backside of the peak it all rocky goodness, an absolute lung burning treat.
The way back just seemed to take forever due to the distance. All in all it was fun, but long at 12 hrs between locking and unlocking the car.

 




Sunrise over Twin Sisters Long's Peak Morning Sun Y-Epsilon North Side




Approaching the
 boulder field.
approaching the
 keyhole
looking down the
 boulder field
View from the
back side (west)
Steep drop offs
The blocky summit Meekers peak Looking down a half
 mile to Chasm Lake
Looking down at
 the Boulder Field
Me (blue on my
 nose is zinc oxide)