|Peak:||Quandary Peak (14er)|
|Date of Information:||11/26/2010|
Post-Thanksgiving; below treeline the trail deviates somewhat from the established summer trail. Bootpack is pretty good in most places, snowshoes might be helpful in one or two short sections (left mine in the car - not worth the weight IMHO). Trail above treeline is hardpack/icy -- typical winter conditions up there. Yaktraks/microspikes/crampons might be helpful if you're not confident with the terrain. Winds were pretty stiff on the morning of the 26th - was blown off my feet along the ridge at 13,100' and turned back there.
Snowpack for skiing is continuous from nearly the summit, variable snow conditions from crust to soft.