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 Peak:  Longs Peak (14er)
 Route:  Keyhole Route
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  Cool Hand Luke
 Date of Information:  03/25/2012
 Date Posted:  03/25/2012
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The trail is boot-packed all the way to treeline. Snowshoes are not needed, but microspikes would be helpful. The Ledges have some snow in spots and there is a solid trail in the snowy areas.

I found the Trough to be the most difficult area: mix of rock, snow and some ice. The ice is all avoidable and microspikes would be helpful. I never used my axe, but would recommend carrying one to be on the safe side.

The Narrows and Homestretch are mostly snow-free and the few snow spots are avoidable. As of today the Homestretch did not have any run-off from the summit.

Conditions are great right now, if the weather is nice camping at the Boulder Field is free until May 1st.

Pictures are of the Homestretch and Meeker's couloirs



Photos (click for slideshow):
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  • Comments or Questions (3)
kushrocks


WOW     2012-03-26 09:22:40
Wheres the snow?!?! Thanks for the conditions update.


dpage


Nice     2012-03-26 11:25:41
It was good to meet you at the TH. On our way out the ranger asked if we saw anything related to an accident. Do you notice anything above Granite Pass?


Cool Hand Luke


Re Nice     2012-03-26 16:52:55
Nice to meet you at the TH too. Thanks for the snowshoe suggestion, saved me a lot of unnecessary weight.

I saw the party with the injured person descending on their own about a mile from the TH. The person was scraped up some, but did not have any noticeable major injuries.



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