Ascent of Quandary Peak on 2009-07-11
|Date:||Saturday, July 11, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Carpool|
| Elevation:||14265 ft / 4347 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI led this trip with 4 other hikers through meetup.com. The place was a madhouse. We arrived at the trailhead just after 6AM, and there were already a whole bunch of cars parked along McCullough Gulch Road, and more coming in behind us. We reached the summit around 8:45 and there was a good sized crowd up there. There is still some snow up on the summit ridge. Weather was great, a little windy up top, but it was sunny, with great views. When we got back down to Point 13146, we could see a great big conga line of people headed up to the summit. We saw a couple of mountain goats hanging around the trail on the way down. A great day all in all.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3441 ft / 1048 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.8 mi / 10.9 km|
| Route:||Quandary Peak Trail|
| Trailhead:||Quandary Peak Trailhead 10824 ft / 3299 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Clear|
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