11/15/04: Quandary Peak's...

11/15/04: Quandary Peak's North and West ridges. As seen from Pacific Peak. On the left is the Pacific Tarn, highest lake in North America.

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CharlesD

CharlesD - Nov 15, 2004 11:37 pm - Voted 10/10

Pacific Tarn

Beautiful. I'll bet that's Pacific Tarn right below you; at 13,400' it's the highest lake in N. America. Isn't Pacific a gem of a climb? It's my favorite CO peak. Which route did you take in this season?

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Nov 16, 2004 5:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Pacific Tarn

Thanks for the comment. I believe you are right about that being the Pacific Tarn. To answer your question, I climbed Crystal, Pacific and Atlantic yesterday (from before dawn till after dusk) from the Mayflower Gulch Trailhead. So on Pacific it was the North Ridge that I climbed. I agree this is indeed a gem, especially the notch to top it all off. The snow and ice made for treacherous conditions, but I had all day thanks to beautiful weather. I will post a TR within a few days.

Trevor Simmons

Trevor Simmons - Jan 29, 2005 2:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Pacific Tarn

Excellent (and rare) shot of Quandary. I remember noticing this lake from the summit of Quandary last October, even though it was already frozen then.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Feb 1, 2005 1:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Pacific Tarn

Thanks for the comment. I'm yet to summit Quandary, but look forward to getting up there sometime.

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