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Another 14’er checked off the list.  Quandary Peak in Summit County is the highest summit of the Tenmile Range with an elevation of 14,265 feet.  We chose to hike the East Ridge route as it is the easiest (but the longest at 6.75 miles).  This is our 8th 14’er and possibly the prettiest.

To beat the rush (and to find parking) we got an early start at 5:30am. The first hour or so were in the woods, but the trail quickly became steeper and we were soon above treeline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We encountered many mountain goats who didn’t seem to mind being photographed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a perfect blue sky day with no worries of thunderstorms.  Only 46 more to go…