Long’s Peak Hike: The Keyhole

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Long’s Peak Hike: The Keyhole

This is the second set of photos from my hike to the summit of Long's Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. This set was taken just before and just after the Keyhole. The Keyhole is quite large and it's no small feat to climb up to it.

Before the Keyhole it was a nice hike. After the Keyhole everything became serious: serious views, serious elevation change, and very serious danger. From the Keyhole onward you are literally one step away from falling over steep cliffs.

The views after the Keyhole are breathtaking. The trail is marked by paint spots on the boulders. You have to take care to aim for the next marker or you'll end up off the trail like I did a couple of times. That's partly because the trail is not really a trail. It's just a bunch of boulders and steep ledges you climb over and around.

The fear factor steadily increased with every step after the Keyhole.










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Ginny Gorman
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John, these are spectacular pictures for your hike- it must have been all day...you must be a mountain goat!

Sep 23, 2010 08:20 AM #1
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO


Cool shot!  I love the little building in the third photo on the left of the keyhole..

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Sep 23, 2010 02:26 PM #2
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
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John, those are cool photos!  Is that a climbers shack near the key hole?


Sep 23, 2010 09:50 PM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

John - I was never blessed with the sure footedness needed for a hike like that!  But I feel lucky getting to see the views through your camera lens.  In your third photo there is a stone structure that looks almost like a little house. . .What is that?

Sep 24, 2010 12:53 AM #4
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
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Very exciting John! Dangerous, but the excitement and view must have kept the adrenal pumping!!

Sep 24, 2010 12:42 PM #5
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
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Hi John!

Great shots, great view, great hike...

I can't wait until I'll get there...

Sep 24, 2010 12:42 PM #6
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

John - Colorado is so beautiful.  Do you realize how lucky you are to live there?

Sep 27, 2010 11:04 AM #7
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