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Longs Peak SummitNortheast, CO
Northeast, CO
Hiking avatar Sep 02 2015
fricknaley
Hiking13.75 Miles 5,387 AEG
Hiking13.75 Miles   8 Hrs   49 Mns   1.84 mph
5,387 ft AEG   1 Hour   21 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
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rarely, if ever, have i anticipated a hike so much. i have literally been looking at this mountain and route repeatedly for years. based on weather forecasts, we made last minute switch to go for this one on this given day and it worked out wonderfully.

started in the dark with frigid gale force winds howling down from granite pass. bobby had his rockets on and skyrocketed out of the parking lot. the sun rose along the shoulders of mt. lady washington and the winds seemed to calm a little? treated to a magnificent morning view of the rockies at granite pass. bob was waiting for me at the base of the boulder field and we picked our way to the keyhole wondering what the raging wind had in store for us as it blasted through the keyhole. we encountered a number of people that had turned back because of it. once at the shelter we took a minute to rearrange stuff and bob went out to "check it out"...which made me pumpkin because i knew that meant, wind be damned, it was showtime. i climbed up to the keyhole and looked at bob. he gave me the 'ol come hither gesture, and i thought "holy smokes i'm finally gonna do this...i hate you bob" and off i went onto the scary Ledges and beyond.

bob was essential for me throughout these parts and kept me focused and calm. the Ledges were initially scary then awesome, the Trough kicked our pumpkins, the Narrows were awesome and occasionally creepy and the Homestretch was bleeping steep (and scary on the way down :o ). the summit was totally fantastic.

we had a great trip down, highlighted by some incredibly cool and calm lady basically saving a dude who had got crazily off course and cliffed out on the Ledges. the rest of the trip down was pleasant and the weather was fabulous.

this one goes immediately into my hall of fame. just :pk: awesome!!
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