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Twin Sisters Hike

Monday, July 23, 2012

I did it! I hiked Twin Sisters in Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest with my friend who is training to hike Longs Peak which is a 14,000 foot mountain in 3 weeks. I had a wonderful day and am really proud of myself!

Distance: 3.7 miles one-way
Summit elevation: 11,428 feet
Trailhead elevation: 9,000 feet
Net elevation gain: 2,428 feet

This is the mountain from the parking lot:

A view of Long's Peak from the Twin Sisters trail:


The rocky area just before the summit:

I was so excited that I didn't take a picture at the actual summit, but it was a 360 degree Panoramic view that my phone camera couldn't have done justice to. (Which goes to show its the journey not the destination!)

I didn't fully believe I could make the hike, but I just kept putting one foot in front of the other and I DID IT!


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LIGHTHOUSEGIRL1 8/5/2012 11:54PM

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KOFFEENUT 7/27/2012 11:18PM

    Way to go!!!

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CATLADY52 7/23/2012 5:23PM

    That's super great! emoticon

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THINTWIN2 7/23/2012 1:48PM

    Wow, what an accomplishment! Wish I could have been there. I love it above treeline, it's so close to Heaven.

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LINDAKAY228 7/23/2012 12:51PM

    COngratulations!! That is such an awesome accomplishment! WooHoo!
What ever happened with your cabin? Did it survive the fire?

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AELARLEE1 7/23/2012 11:55AM

    Oh, how absolutely wonderful! After such a traumatic beginning to your summer, I am so glad you are having a chance to enjoy the outdoors and accomplish something at the same time. You look great!

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RURAL3 7/23/2012 11:17AM

    Wow! I am impressed. I guess you are feeling better. LOL Now you can cross that off your bucket list. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOYINKY 7/23/2012 10:44AM

    emoticon I'm proud of you too! Love the pictures; thanks for sharing. WTG!

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THERESA916 7/23/2012 7:34AM

    that is GREAT. i'm proud of you

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COCK-ROBIN 7/23/2012 7:16AM

    Wonderful! I'm proud of you. I want to climb one of those mountains, like the Flattop-Hallett Peak climb. I've never climbed a mountain in my life, and I want to do something like it. So you're doing great! Keep it up!

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