Peak:  Longs Peak (14er)
 Route:  Loft - via East Longs Trailhead
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  zephyr_pelicante
 Date of Information:  03/02/2013
 Date Posted:  03/02/2013

Didn't summit Longs, sorry, but I can give an update and say that you do not need snowshoes on the trail up to the chasm lake turnoff, it's all bootpacked.

Be careful around the 0.5 mile marker, I saw some renegade trails.

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  • Comments or Questions

03/03/2013 19:04
Jamie (shanahan96) and I did Longs via the keyhole yesterday. I agree that snowshoes are unnecessary. You'll posthole a bit after the chasm lake turnoff and through the boulder field. After the keyhole snow makes for slow going, but conditions are not too bad. We crossed a few suspect slopes on the ledges and the narrows but it was mostly just deep unconsolidated powder, no signs of slabs.


03/03/2013 19:09
Thanks for the update! I might try my luck with summiting this bad boy next weekend if the weather permits!

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