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Keyhole Route, Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, COIn May 2006, BACKPACKER editors Jon Dorn and Kris Wagner made an early-season summit attempt on the highest peak (14,255 feet) in Rocky Mountain National Park. (Photos by Jonathan Dorn)
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Map editor Kris Wagner records a waypoint shortly after sunrise at the junction of the Chasm Lake Trail, which heads left. At this point, we'd been hiking for a bit less than two hours after a 3:30 a.m. start.