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 Peak:  Longs Peak (14er)
 Route:  Loft - via East Longs Trailhead
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  snr25
 Date of Information:  08/31/2012
 Date Posted:  09/01/2012
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Hiked up the Loft route, down the gully past Clark's Arrow, up the couloir to the Homestretch, then down the standard keyhole route.

Started seeing a little snow on the route up to the Loft, but didn't have an issue until ascending back up past Clark's Arrow. Later in the day, I was told there was a hailstorm the day before, which explained all the icy snow on the couloir and Homestretch. The Homestretch wasn't completely snow covered but wet enough that the majority of folks turned around without summitting despite the nice weather. I had my microspikes with me so I summitted without an issue and slid back down on my butt. Once past the Homestretch, the Trough had even more snow, but I was okay with my spikes. Definitely a wet ascend.



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