Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chasm Lake Before Work

Mark and I did our first early morning, high-altitude run today. It was pretty much packed snow right from the Longs Peak parking lot clear to Chasm Lake. The only exceptions were a bunch of patches above tree line to Chasm Cut-off. The steep traverse on the slopes of Mount Lady Washington were pretty firm when we crossed them at 7 a.m. We wore Kahtoola Microspikes for everything except the section previously mentioned.

The ascent took us 81 minutes and we came down in less than an hour, all at a casual pace. We hiked most of the way up there and ran nearly all of the descent.

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