|Peak:||Quandary Peak (14er)|
|Date of Information:||03/17/2012|
My hiking partner and I climbed Quandary Peak‘s East Ridge today and there was clear road access to the McCullough Gulch Rd/Blue Lakes Rd junction which is about 1/4 mile from the summer trailhead. On the mountain, there is a great packed trail all the way to the summit. There isn‘t a lot of snow higher up on the mountain, certainly a lot less than previous years. We brought snowshoes but didn‘t use them because there is a great trail through the snow. Some of the trail is clear of snow, if you happen to stumble across it, but we didn‘t really follow it. Also, when coming down, we got lost shortly after entering the trees as there was a spot with three or more trails going in different directions; in this spot, the correct trail is to the left, and it traverses right beneath the East Ridge proper.