|Peak:||Quandary Peak (14er)|
|Date of Info:||10/24/2013|
On Thurs Oct 24th conditions were good and probably have only improved in recent days since then due to warm weather. Icetrekkers and poles were very helpful for stretches of the trail, but not absolutely necessary for experienced hikers. Snowshoes were not needed at all. Due to the snowfalls on the weekend of Oct 19-20, about 80% of trail had some degree of snow on it when we went up in early morning, in warm afternoon sun much snow melted off, became slushy above treeline, and below treeline was slushy/muddy in sunlit areas and slick frozen compacted snow/ice in shady areas. Trail was easy to follow and well compacted from traffic.