A mile into the hike just before treelike.
Quandary PeakColorado Rockies
Alpenglow on the summit.
Did not see workers on the trail. The trail, however, is one of the finest.
On the summit of Quandary Peak 14,265'
Quandary Peak is very popular and a fine introduction to a 14er.
Young rocky mountain goat next to the trail.
Continental Divide rising above Blue Lakes and Monte Cristo water shed.
An example of the quality of the trail.
Trail Head at 10,940'
Back to my car and an ice cold drink.
Map of the hike from Quandary TH—6.6 miles round trip with 3,342 feet of elevation gain. Elapsed time: 5 hours 17 minutes, which included 30 minutes on the summit (according to my Garmin eTrex 30).