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Carrie Welton

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  • Longs Peak seen from the east at sunrise

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    Longs Peak, at 14,259 feet (4346 m), is the highest peak, and only fourteener, in Rocky Mountain National Park.
    Longs Peak seen from the east at sunrise
  • Bear Lake and Longs Peak

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    View of Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park with Longs Peak in the distance. In the fall of 1884 the mountaineer Carrie Welton made an ill-fated climb up Longs Peak, dying of injuries and exposure in a snowstorm on her descent.
    Bear Lake and Longs Peak
  • Keyhole

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    After the Keyhole 13,200', the route becomes more difficult.
  • The Homestretch

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    The Homestretch of the East Longs Peak trail. The summit is at the end of the Homestretch.
    The Homestretch


Additional Information: 

Dougald MacDonald, Longs Peak: The Story of Colorado’s Favorite Fourteener (Englewood, CO: Westcliffe, 2004).

James H. Pickering, This Blue Hollow: Estes Park, the Early Years, 1859-1915 (Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1999).