Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Rain approaches the summit of Twin Sisters
in Rocky Mountain National Park. This would not be a dry hike on this day. September 2007.


Anonymous david drake said...

That is as picturesque as it can be. Beautiful and breath-taking. Again, I must ask, how many feet high are we talking from ground level, cuz that looks like on mighty hike!

4:20 PM  
Blogger molson said...

The distance from the trail head to the summit of According to my RMNP Hiking Trails Guide dated 9/97, Twin Sisters is 3.7 miles one way. The trail has been changed so the distance may be a little different now. The elevation gain is 2338 ft. The NPS rates the hike as strenuous, but it really isn't that tough. They need to rate hikes for us flat landers so they can't call it easy. The elevation on the summit is 9090 feet so that is not extreme. Anybody in reasonable physical condition should be able to complete the hike with no problem. You do not need to be a triathlete. It is a great conditioning hike to prepare some of the longer hikes in the park like Longs Peak which is 8 miles one way with 4855 feet of elevation gain. Now that is strenuous.

9:01 PM  
Anonymous david drake said...

Thanks for the info. Sounds like a hike that even a youthful smoker like me could make. I'm just always interested in the elevation for some odd reason.

5:39 PM  
Blogger molson said...

Woops. 9090 feet is the starting elevation. The summit is at 11,413 feet.

1:36 PM  

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