RMNP Estes Cone - Longs Peak Trailhead

I have not yet hiked Estes Cone but it has been on my list for years. If you have hiked this trail your input is appreciated! Here are some links with information:
http://www.protrails.com/trail/65/rocky-mountain-national-park-estes-cone
http://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/upload/parkmap_2011.pdf
http://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/upload/longs_peak_trails.pdf

Please be at the Stone Cup, http://www.thestonecup.com/, by 7am and we will carpool to the trailhead from there as parking is limited within the National Park. I would love to carpool from Niwot! And work with each other to come up with other carpools. Plan on a average hiking pace of at least 2 miles an hour, bring energy foods, water, hiking poles, sunscreen, dress in layers, be prepared for changes in weather, etc.

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  • Rosalyn H.

    Was there any snow? What elevation and how much?
    Hope to do it soon!

    June 24, 2013

  • Bob K.

    TO All - I had a great time meeting and hiking with you. You made my first Colorado hiking adventure great fun. Bonnie, thanks for organizing - I signed up & look forward to the Twin Sisters hike in July. Erin- Special thanks for driving.

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for leading this trip Bonnie. I enjoyed meeting everyone!

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    You did one of my favorite hikes and you scored a moose??? I am sooo envious! Glad it was wonderful.

    June 22, 2013

  • Rita

    Great day!! Thanks again for organizing, Bonnie. Thanks again for the ride, Brennan.

    June 22, 2013

  • Bonnie

    Running about 5-10 minutes late!!!!Sorry.

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry, but I must cancel last minute.

    June 22, 2013

  • Richard

    Boulder carpoolers, don't wait for me. I have to cancel.

    June 22, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Ugh. Roped into a programming class tomorrow...would much rather hike! :-( Have fun!

    June 21, 2013

    • Suz

      Rats! We'll miss you.

      June 21, 2013

  • Rita

    I'm driving up to Lyons solo. Would love to hitch a ride from there.

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I have to work last minute! Can't wait to meet the group!

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've got room for three people in my car if needed. I'll see everyone at The Stone Cup

    June 21, 2013

  • Bob K.

    Per Richards original post- I would like to carpool (passenger or drive) from Boulder. (28th and Iris, southeast corner, 6:20ish. Leave for Lyons by 6:30.) I will be in the RiteAide parking lot, on the north end, and driving a White Outback. Based on the number of hikers showing at this location we can make carpool arrangement from there to the Stone Cup.

    June 21, 2013

    • Suz

      I'd love to ride with you, Bob. See you at Rite-aid lot at 6:20.

      June 21, 2013

  • Bonnie

    Hi Hikers - Please remember to update your rsvp if you are not going to make it. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Stone Cup at 7am! We will take as few cars as possible into the park and will leave the cars we are not taking in the Hall Ranch parking lot.

    June 21, 2013

  • Richard

    Anybody wanna do a carpool from Boulder? Could meet at 28th and Iris, southeast corner, 6:20ish. Leave for Lyons by 6:30. I'm looking to ride along and contribute gas $.

    June 18, 2013

    • Stephanie

      Me too....

      June 19, 2013

    • Suz

      So let's meet at 28 and Iris, just east of 3 margaritas, at 6:20. Looks like quite a few people want to carpool from Boulder.

      June 21, 2013

  • Rosalyn H.

    I'd like to do this one soon, so could somebody tell me what the snow situation is like when you get back?

    June 21, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Anyone coming from the Longmont area who would like to carpool?

    June 21, 2013

    • Jerry M.

      I live in Longmont and will be willing to drive

      June 21, 2013

  • Suz

    Bonnie, what time do you think we'll get back down to the trailhead?

    June 18, 2013

    • Bonnie

      Hi Suz - I have not hiked this one but since it is moderate/strenuous I would think a 2 mile an hour pace, not faster. Assume we start the hike at 8, that gets us down at 11ish, maybe 11:30-12.

      June 18, 2013

    • Suz

      Thanks, Bonnie. So probably back in Boulder by 2:30. Sounds perfect.

      June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is one of my favorites! Great 360 views at top and little rock scramble at the end. Very fun! Alas I will be out of town or I'd be there and carpool from Niwot with ya. It is at top of my list for this summer.

    1 · June 13, 2013

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