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 Peak(s):  Quandary Peak  -  14,265 feet
 Post Date:  06/05/2010
 Date Climbed:   06/02/2010
 Posted By:  hikerdawg

 Quandary - Standard   

Day 2, 14er #3. Came up for Fl for a few days, did first 14ers yesterday (Grays/Torreys). Went for Quandary since it's so close to Breck. My girlfriend and I went out to do Democrat/Bross/Lincoln but the road to trail was too rough in the rental 2WD car. We also found a couple of guys stuck about a mile from the Kite Lake trail head in a 4WD SUV. Gave one of them a ride back to Alma to call for a pull. So we decided to head over to Quandary and just see how far we could get up it. Started the hike at 8:00am with cloudy skies. Lisa heading up one of the first ridges. Image
A look at Quandary under the clouds. Image
It was a busy day on the mountain for a Wednesday. Clouds brought a little wind and some very very light snow a couple of times. Lisa heading up final half mile. Image Here's a look back at the first part of the ridge. Image Lisa's first 14er and my 3rd. Image
Made summit at 1:00 and back to car by 3:20. Good long day of hiking. Snow was hard going up with no need for snowshoes, it did soften up on the decent which made it a little tough for a couple of 100 yard patches. Stayed on rocks when possible.

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  • Comments or Questions

hikerdawg     2010-06-05 09:31:40
hey, i was the southern guy livin in my truck climbing. This is soo great that you posted a summit report.


Nice     2010-06-06 12:11:53
Good to hear from you, we had a great time up there. Good luck the rest of your trip.

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