Longs Peak Summit Log (#5100)
- Signed By: Neil Bromenshenkel
- Date Submitted: September 01, 2004
My fiance and I were up at 3:00am and on the trail by 4:00am. The sunrise at timberline was one of the most spectacular we've seen, rising above Boulder and the plains below. Hiking through the Boulder Field was no fun after a couple feet of snow had just fallen there. There seemed to be no trail, so we had to leap rock to rock without sinking in the snow...thank god for cairns. Made the Keyhole, very windy, great views. Lot's of scrambling, sheer ice and snow on the narrow trail. Got to the home stretch, and had to turn back because of bad weather. Slid down the trough on our butts. Going back in August 1999. Wouldn't recommend late season hiking. Best views we've seen though. Long live Long's.