Quandary Peak from Monte Cristo

Trip Date:May-30-1999
Trailhead Name:Monte Cristo
Trailhead Elevation:10,900 Feet
Elevation Gain:3,370 Feet
Route Name:East Slopes
Round Trip Length:5.5 Miles
Trip Duration:6h 30m
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Quandary Peak

Elevation:14,265 Feet Quandary Peak
Rank:12th of 54
Range:Tenmile
Quandary Peak with our route in red. North Star Mountain (Elev. 13,614 ft.)  from the north. We had to posthole in a few spots on the way up.
Quandary Peak with our route in red. North Star Mountain (Elev. 13,614 ft.) from the north. We had to posthole in a few spots on the way up.
Here is the group almost to the top of the first step. At looks close, but we are still an hour and a half away from the summit. Here is a picture looking at Blue Lakes dam. This is the valley between North Star and Quandary.
Here is the group almost to the top of the first step. At looks close, but we are still an hour and a half away from the summit. Here is a picture looking at Blue Lakes dam. This is the valley between North Star and Quandary.
Here is Larry following me to a rest point. We were at about 14,000 feet at this point. Hoosier Ridge is in the background. Mike after summiting Quandary Peak. Brian at the top of Quandary Peak.
Here is Larry following me to a rest point. We were at about 14,000 feet at this point. Hoosier Ridge is in the background. Mike after summiting Quandary Peak. Brian at the top of Quandary Peak.
Larry at the summit of Quandry Peak. Remains of old mining equipment. Quandary Peak (Elev. 14,265 ft.).
Larry at the summit of Quandry Peak. Remains of old mining equipment. Quandary Peak (Elev. 14,265 ft.).