Twin Sisters Summit Log (#21805)
- Signed By: Terrill Thompson
- Date Submitted: November 08, 2009
- Date(s) climbed: Nov 7 - 8, 2009
- Number of People Encountered: 11-25 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
This is typically a day hike, but I camped on the saddle hoping to get a good view of Longs Peak at sunrise. Unfortunately I awoke to falling snow and limited visibility - Longs Peak was nowhere to be found.
The trailhead is well-marked and located on Highway 7 south of Estes Park, right across the highway from Lily Lake. Currently (early November 2009) the trail is snow-packed and icy from the trailhead up to treeline. I recommend bringing a slip-on traction system, if not crampons.
Camping on the saddle is technically ok since both peaks are on Forest Service land (much of the approach is actually in the National Park). However, the wind on the saddle can be pretty ferocious. Climbing Twin Sisters is probably best done as a day hike. Get an early start on a clear day if you want to see the sunrise on Longs Peak.