Peak(s):  Crystal Pk A  -  13,852 feet
Date Posted:  07/28/2015
Date Climbed:   07/25/2015
Author:  djkest
 Crystal take me away!  

Crystal Peak from Spruce Creek Road (oops!)
~3200' of gain and 10 miles RT.


We had a quick weekend without the kids, friends flying in from Seattle, and an upgraded condo in Breckenridge. What's a person to do?

We were going to do Quandary, but I decided that since they were coming from sea level, we would try something significantly easier, a centennial 13er.
I played the role of "guide" although I had never quite been there before. Anyway, I figured that even if we didn't make the summit, it would make for a pretty hike...
plus, I could selfishly tackle another centennial and another Tenmile peak on my list....

We've got a 2WD rental Rav 4, that's an off-road vehicle, right?

>> BLOG POST HERE<<

My DSLR lens is dying, and so all the pics ended up out of focus on the edges, and were overexposed. Using the magic of RAW files and lightroom, I was able to salvage some stuff.

Like this 5-shot panorama:


And this one of the flowers:


I didn't run into Bill Middlebrook or any other local celebrities, but the weather was just about perfect.


It was a good day



Just uh, don't fall in the creek on the way back:



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