|Peak:||Quandary Peak (14er)|
|Date of Information:||05/25/2013|
Good trail through the trees. Microspikes could be useful. however none of our group wore them. Snowshoes are mandatory past 11am from treeline up to the summit. Our group was running late(started at 8am) so we wore our shoes pretty much the whole way. There were plenty of people in front of us (descending at 9-10a) in just spikes. Things got super slushy around 1pm(yeah, we were taking our time - it was a gorgeous day and my girlfriend's first 14er).
It's gonna be a little bit before this route dries out. Spikes might be a mandatory piece of gear on the East Ridge for a few weeks.