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Quandary Peak - East RidgeSouth Central, CO
South Central, CO
Hiking avatar Jul 06 2016
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Hiking7.18 Miles 3,462 AEG
Hiking7.18 Miles   3 Hrs   56 Mns   2.16 mph
3,462 ft AEG      37 Mns Break
 
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Wow what a nice first 14er in Colorado! This was really a peak of convienence, as I am currently hiking the Colorado Trail and had decided to take a "zero" day in Breckenridge after covering the first 105 miles of the trail from Denver in five days. I had made contact with Joel (MtnBart01) when I arrived in Denver and had given him a flexible set of dates and by luck this morning was good for him.

After backpacking 105 miles into Breckenridge, I felt pretty liberated throwing on the slack pack for a 6.5 mile round trip hike. The views were absolutely tremendous in every direction and the overall experience really had my adrenaline pumping. I rode that adrenaline to the summit and ended up making pretty good time. I was even lucky enough to get a little photo shoot with a pair of mountain goats on the way up. Just a great hike overall and I am very grateful to Joel for making the early morning trip up to Breck to pick me up and drop me off at my hostel. I am officially in love with 14ers and I think I can relate to the enthusiasm BobP shared in the description he wrote for this hike after he had made this his first 14er in Colorado.

Back on the CT tomorrow. I am sure the zeal of the peak will wear off quickly, as I carry my freshly supplied pack up to the 12,800 pass guarding Breck to the southwest. Up next, Elbert.
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