|Peak:||Quandary Peak (14er)|
|Date of Information:||04/06/2013|
Enjoyed a fantastic day on Quandary Peak for my first 14er snowboard descent with four other first-timers! We shared the mountain with some really cool people, most of which were stronger and more experienced. There were about 25 to 30 other hikers, most of which were skiing/boarding. The snow conditions were excellent, and we were able to ski/board right off the summit. I managed to keep the board on all the way to the car, although there were a few flat sections where a pole was needed to avoid walking, as well as a rocky section where the trail returns to the road. However, it was a very fun day and I‘d love to do it again!
Image 1 - Looking up the route from around 12,000‘
Image 2 - Climbing up the East Ridge in excellent snow
Image 3 - On the final 1,000‘
Image 4 - On the way down, enjoying the snow!
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