But on July 31, 2011 Rollin and I made it to the top of Long's Peak. We had a great hike! We both felt great physically. We left around 2:25 in the morning and hiked the first 6.5 miles straight without any breaks and made it to the Boulderfield in about 2 hours and 45 minutes. We saw shooting starts along the way :) We made it to the Keyhole around 6 in the morning and watched the sunrise as we climbed up to the Keyhole. Around 6:15 we left the Keyhole and made it to the top around 7:50 in the morning. The last mile and a half was brutal. The weather was perfect so we relaxed on the summit for about 2 hours before coming down. We made it back down to the Boulderfield campsite around around 11:15 and when we left the Boulderfield we almost RAN the last 6.5 miles because we made it back in 1 hour 55 minutes!
The hike was perfect and so special. Rollin and I love hiking and enjoy doing it together to enjoy the beautiful creation. I'm thankful that we have had these opportunities to do things like these.
At the Boulderfield at 5:15 AM
See the sun rays?
At the Keyhole
Rollin about the summit!
Long's Peak has a very flat summit about the size of a football field!