Long’s Peak: On Top of the Summit at 14,255 ft

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Long’s Peak: On Top of the Summit

These are the photos I took while on the summit of Long's Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. All of the other photos I've posted before now were taken on the way up. In the photo of me the marker under my foot reads 14,255 feet above sea level.

I stayed on the summit for a while and had a short but deeply fulfilling meditation while there. It was a feeling of pure elation with every breath.

My ecstasy was tempered with a mild terror in knowing I would once again have to navigate the same cliffs and ledges I came up on...










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Comments (16)

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Nice pictures....ya gotta just love living by the Rocky Mountains.

Sep 30, 2010 10:40 AM
Didi Doolittle
Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office - Vail, CO
Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225

Great photos, John, and congrats on the hike.   I'm reminded every day how lucky we are to live in Colorado. 

Sep 30, 2010 11:15 AM
Carol Ryniewicz
CR Premier Properties LLC - Woodstock, CT
Broker / Owner - CT & MA

Those are awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing the beauty of Colorado!

Sep 30, 2010 12:05 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

John - That's a totally awesome climb.  Who took the picture of you at the summit?  Or is that what tripods are for?

I have never been that high of elevation - unless I was in an airplane:-)

Sep 30, 2010 01:39 PM


Sep 30, 2010 05:35 PM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Great shots John!

Oct 01, 2010 08:54 AM
Tori Toth
Tori Toth, International - Howard Beach, NY
888.667.6643 NYC & Beyond, HSR, SAR, RESA, LIBOR

Wow that's breathtaking we don't have views like that in nyc...thanks for sharing.

Oct 02, 2010 06:29 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

What a breathtaking view indeed! This reminds me of being in the Alps in Europe. Thanks for sharing!

Oct 03, 2010 04:36 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

WOW congratulations on making the summit.  I bet it's cold up there.  The air is thin too, so take it easy!

Oct 12, 2010 03:17 PM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I did some hiking at Long’s Peak way back in 1973 with two friends. We had just graduated from high school and need to get out of South Texas for the summer.

Oct 14, 2010 08:53 AM
Stephanie Reynolds
Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. - Santee, CA
East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408

Wow! This is phenomenal. Such a beautiful view! We haven't seen you in a while, hope you didn't fall off the peak! Come back and share some more of your amazing adventures!

Oct 14, 2010 02:41 PM
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Wow that is an accomplishment BRAVO FOR YOU  !

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Oct 24, 2010 10:19 AM
Joyce Heffner-Williams
Keller Williams Clients' Choice Realty - Monument, CO
Owner/Broker/EcoBroker - Monument Real Estate

Amazing Pix!!! Great logo!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Nov 23, 2010 09:36 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

This comes to wish you and your entire family a happy and healthy 2011! Stay warm!

Jan 01, 2011 04:21 AM
Maia Whitaker
Superior Notary Service | Allstate Insurance - Boulder, CO
Your Trusted Notary & Insurance Advisor

Absolutely beautiful views and a huge accomplishment!  Thanks for the post, John.  Congratulations!

Apr 02, 2011 12:52 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

WOW John, those are some great photos and I thought for a moment I was looking at a photo of myself on the mountain top ... I love hiking and climbing!

VB ;o)

Oct 05, 2011 12:04 PM