Mt. Quandary – 14,265′

I was in Keystone CO for work and had the opportunity to hike Mt. Quandary a short drive away.  I could not sleep so I was out the door a little before 6:00 a.m. and hiking by 6:30.  While I took the photo below on the way out, this was the 1st glimpse I had of the peak a few miles from the trail head.  I’d be hiking up that ridge line in just a bit!

Here’s the trail head sign… There were already 8 to 10 cars there — but there would be many many more when I left a few hours later…  And a sign with the most obvious statement of all — “There are no easy 14ers!”

         

There’s not much to report so I’ll just put in some random images below.  It took me about 2 hours 25 minutes to hike up, including the time to take photos along the way, chat with other hikers, etc.  It was a beautiful day and, as always, big mountains don’t disappoint with the views!  I’m always humbled by how slowly I move once over 13,000′!  It’s like slow motion up there…

 

 

 

Garmin Data here…

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