Looking back now, I wish I'd have chosen a more exciting 14er to take Leah on for her first one.
Climbed with a bunch of friends. Had a blast.
Wife's first time up to 14k, and first summit!
Got to meet Horton the Quandary dog... http://climbing.about.com/b/2008/09/12/horton-the-quandary-dog.htm
Birthday hike :). I wasn't moving very fast since I flew in from OC the previous day. Clouds were threatening all day and the last 1000 feet had very low visibility and high winds (60mph). I actually turned around right before the summit since the wind became unbearable and there was zero visibility. Close enough though, so I'll consider it successful :-)).
Never thought I'd be climbing peaks this late in the year. It was a really easy day on Quandary and the views were great. This most likely will wrap up the season.
Great training peak and close to home, so climb this one about once every other month. With changing seasons and weather, it never looks quite the same.
Hiked up the snow covered road and camped at the base of the couloir. Snowed on during the night and a little bit windy but cleared off the next day. Snow got mushy later in the day so we climbed on the rock for a bit. Beautiful climb with my dad and a great glissade.
Lots of people on a beautiful day.
One of many climbs, ski descents, etc. This particular day in summer '09 was crowded! Holy Cow! Nice day anyway, very early start had me beat most to the top...
My third 14er in CO. The place was like a zoo, shared the summit with at least 50 people. Great views but not my favorite hike, the downhill was killing my knees.
pleasant, easy jaunt. 14th fourteener!!
Climbed up east slopes, it was great and had a lot of fun.
Climbed Q with my 14 year old boy a day before his 14th b-day. This was two days after he climbed Fletcher Mountain.
Beautiful day, easy walk up. Should have worn gaiters as the snow was slushy in the afternoon. Slightly windy up top, but perfect day in Winter.
Great day, warmer than expected. Only a small snow bank (25 yards or so) near the summit, otherwise I was wishing I had brought trail runners.
Beautiful day, great hike. #13
Led my first trip with the hiking club. Great bunch of kids! We had a blast and another gorgeous march day. All but two summited and everyone wanted to hike another 14er! I consider that the biggest success.
High winds on upper slopes. Icy crust made skinning difficult without crampons. Good skiing on lower slopes, just before tree line.
Multiple times. First time was Aug 05 - not sure of the exact date.
skinned up the east ridge skiied down the north side... visibility was challenging ..
some killa skiing down lower.. damn fine day .. with Drew and Thomas..