Longs Peak's Last Mile


This photograph of Longs Peak was taken in August of 2004 from Shelf Lake.

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1. During August of 2004, I hiked to Shelf Lake; in part because you get a great view of the Trough from there.  With my new digital camera in hand, I had high hopes of being able to capture some hikers climbing the Trough.

2. I expected that in some cases it may be difficult to tell the difference between hikers and rocks, so I took two photographs like this one a few minutes apart so I could compare the two very closely and find differences.  Sure enough, there they are!  I've found about eight hikers in this photo and magnified a spot with two.

3. This is the second photograph that I used for comparison, and found about 13 hikers in this one.  This one has a hiker at the very top as he is crossing over to the Narrows on the other side.