• Date - 03/05/2019
  • Elevation - 9,786'
  • Route - North Ridge
  • Miles - 4.4
  • Elevation Gain - 1,500'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Not Applicable


I was working in Estes Park, Colorado, and thought I might have time to go for a quick hike after work.  Lily Mountain is just south of town by Lily Lake.  I forgot my gloves, but still managed to reach the summit without freezing my hands.  The trail was well packed for about a mile and a half and then the going got a little more difficult.  The summit ridge was more challenging with new snow, no trail, and a bit of scrambling without gloves.  I ended up hiking out in the dark with a headlamp.  I made it back to town to join my coworkers for a beer a Rock Cut Brewing Company.


Longs PeakViews north towards Estes Park, Colorado.Summit PhotoViews