Longs Peak Summit Log (#4477)
- Signed By: Steven Hudson
- Date Submitted: November 01, 2004
I have attempted Longs 3 times befor I was able to summit on the 4th. The first 3 times I only made it to the Key Hole due to starting to late and weather. This time I was on the trail at 4:20 with great weather all morning. This was a very demanding hike/climb. You should be in very good health and informed about what you are about to go thru. I hiked to the summit by way of the Key Hole which is far from just hiking. Strength and focus have to be the goal once you leave the Key Hole. Saw many hikers turn around befor the Narrows Area. Overall Longs Peak is one of my favorite mountains and I will never forget my experiences and thoughts on my way up and down. I can't stress enough about being in shape both mentally and physically for this hike/climb. The next time I attempt Longs it will be @ 2:00-3:00 A.M. The Earlier The Safer!!!!!!