Camped near Colorado Trail near Vicksburg. Elk walked through camp near dusk. Coyotes sang in the night. A steep climb to the Hope/Quail saddle and an easy ascent of the West Face. Windy.
Approached from Sheep Gulch. Very fun hike. Still a lot of lingering snow patches up to Hope Pass along the trail, but everything was consolidated.
Fun mountain, especially in addition to Mount Hope. Great views and lots of wildlife. Had to avoid south slopes below Hope Pass, however: still way too much snow. The west slopes of Quail Mountain were completely bare.