Solo (with 1,000 of my closest friends in the parade up and down).
Great hike marred by my partner having to bag out with only 400ft. to go vertical. I summited and then came back to him, along with about 80 other people!
Awesome views, weather and company. Liked the forest approach. Climbed with Dave and Brian. 4th 14er in five days!
Consistently steep pretty much the whole way. Carrying my 31 pound 3 year old definitely gave me a workout. We made it down in about an hour though. Great day, good weather. Some wind on the ridge but not bad on top. 14er #3 for my 3 year old, and our 3rd in CO since moving here.
This is a very popular 14er and you should be prepared for a circus at the summit and quite a line to get up. We arrived at the trailhead at 5:45 Sunday morning. The main lot was full by 6 when we started hiking. Do this hike on a weekday if you can. We summited in just over 2 hours as 2 hikers in good shape. Truly spectacular views but we would probably not do this one again on a weekend.
w/ good views
summiting my first 14er had to be the best experience I've had to this day!
First ski descent of a mountain
First 14er, and in the winter
...with some great views
Left Boulder around five am and made it to the trailhead just after seven. Crisp cool morning. There was not a cloud in the sky and the views from atop Quandary of the Sawatch and Elk Ranges to the west, the Mosquito Range to the south, the Front Range to the East, and the Tenmile Range to the north were all fantastic. Excited for my next fourteener!
Started early enough to beat the weather, saw a family of mountain goats near the trail on the way down. Sweet!
Climbed Quandary Peak with Xavier via the East ridge route. This was Xavier's first attempt and summit of a 14er.
Up the Cristo Couloir and out the East Ridge. Fairly straightforward. Didn’t even really need crampons but they did make it easier.
Stayed in a house right at the trailhead for a week before climbing and watched the people go up the summit ridge every morning!
Nice hike up, weather was amazing, trail well packed. Plenty of other people on the mountain.
07/15 w/Cory Martin
Via West Ridge
The Cristo Couloir provided one of the best sledding descents of the summer!