Peak:  Quandary Peak (14er)
 Route:  East Ridge
 Range:  Tenmile
 Posted By:  Medic-5150
 Date of Info:  01/24/2012
 Date Posted:  01/24/2012

Just got back from here. The trail is followable to treeline and mostly packed. We broke the trail for another mile further. I would recommend snow shoes. Just below tree line we got in waste deep powder. While struggling to get out the snow "popped" twice and started sliding...We turned around and headed home along with another group we encouraged to turn around. One guy went ahead of us and said the ridge has very little snow on it but getting to the ridge is mostly waste deep powder. The road is clear to where the plows are piling snow.Be careful of avalanches out there!

 Comments or Questions

Good report
01/25/2012 06:09
Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for.

Mtn Izz

Didn't have quite the same experience...
01/26/2012 17:30
I read this just minutes before heading out on our trek and our group didn't run into this.


great report
01/27/2012 05:05
this is very true. Avalanche danger is high everywhere now and this slope on Quandary is no exception as I found out today. I wish I would have found this before I went out.

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