Quandary Peak

14er #4! This past weekend we camped at 3305m (10,843 feet) and then hiked up to the top of Quandary Peak. I survived with out any sore muscles or blisters since it wasn’t too long, but forgot sunscreen on my legs which led to a horrible sunburn on the back of my legs. I think this mainly had something todo with the large amount of snow we had to cross on the way up and down, but who knows. So while I’m recovering from crazy leg sunscreen with help from my Aloe Vera gel here is the fun info on the hike:

Trip photos are up here.

Trip Stats:

  • Time to top (TTT) = 03:15:08 (h:m:s)
  • Trip Odometer = 6.44 mi (off by a little due to a late start)
  • Moving Time = 4h 16m
  • Stopped Time = 1h 50m
  • Max Speed = 7.4mph
  • Moving Average = 1.5mph

Here is a aerial photo with my tracklog overlayed (click for larger version):

Quandary Peak tracklog photo

Here’s a nice profile of the trip (click for larger version):

Quandary Peak Profile

One Response to “Quandary Peak”

  1. locutus says:

    Hi! I’m not sure how much you remember me, but I was in Space Academy with you back in the 90s (I was the one with big glasses on Team Wyle). I’ve been a little nostalgic about Space Camp, and got to wondering what you were up to.

    I’m impressed; I didn’t know you were a hiker. Quandary looks like a really fun hike. The mountains out here are only around 4k (6k at the most).