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 Peak(s):  Quandary Peak  -  14,265 feet
 Post Date:  10/20/2009
 Date Climbed:   10/20/2009
 Posted By:  zoriloco

 Quandary Peak.......... My 3rd 14er   

Finally was able to get out there and bag another 14er . Quandary was top in my list for this year so once I heard we were having a nice warm the wife and I decided to hike it.

Our day started at around 4:30am. Left Denver at around 5am and started the hike right around 6:40am right after having some coffee and a quesadilla. The weather was a bit cold but I decided to just use shorts ( had extra layers in the pack in case needed).


I also wanted to mention that all the people we saw at the trails was very nice. Everyone said hello, how‘s it going, maybe it was because there wasnt to many people that day hiking.

On to the pics

The Marker






















Last mile or so got really steep



We also had a chance to see some Mountain Goats...... Really cool









Views from half way up the Peak



Liz having a little break



Me making my way up the snow/ice covered trail



Looking back



During lunch we had a sandwich, some string cheese and a Jalapeño.... hahahaha





At the top



I got the idea of starting to take pics of the Guatemalan Flag in evary 14er I summit.





Liz at the top



Views from the top



Celebrating





The wind was crazy.... It almost knocked me down a couple times



At the end of a great hike.......... We were exhausted!!!




 


  • Comments or Questions (7)
Wish I lived in CO


Nice pics     2009-10-20 12:16:11
Looked like the weather was pretty good and not too much snow. Awesome.


zoriloco


Thnx     2009-10-20 12:46:29
Thank you, and yes I could not have asked for a better day.


EatinHardtack


Damn!     2009-10-20 18:08:24
I‘ve been up that Peak like 3 times and once up the Cristo, I think everyone except me has seen goats up there! Congrats on a sweet day in the mountains.


zoriloco


Weekend Goats     2009-10-20 18:24:52
On my way up I crossed paths with a older Gentleman that said he had been up there 3 times that week and this was the fist time during the week they were there. I guess I got lucky.


ElCapitan006

Pic     2009-10-21 00:38:47
Me and my climbing buddy were up there right before the sun came up. We passed you two on the way down, and he was the one who took the photo of you two. Glad you guys had a great climb.


zoriloco


Ohh yeah     2009-10-21 10:50:44
I remember you guys mentioning you started hiking at 4am. Thanks for the pic by the way.


Kiefer


Nice...     2009-11-03 01:24:20
on getting yet another 14er!! Hopefully this means your well on your way to climbing them all!
Looks like you guys had an enjoyable time up there.

I beginning to think she never smiled. Then I saw the last few pictures.



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