Quandary Peak from Monte Cristo

Trip Date:Mar-04-2000
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:5h 30m
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Quandary Peak

Elevation:14,265 Feet Quandary Peak
Rank:12th of 54
Range:Tenmile
Looking north towards Tenmile Range. I am now a bit above the group at this point. They are on the first step. A view towards the trailhead (Monte Cristo).
Looking north towards Tenmile Range. I am now a bit above the group at this point. They are on the first step. A view towards the trailhead (Monte Cristo).
Two hikers who were ahead of me until I caught up. Wheeler Mountains sits at the end of this cirque. The two hikers on the final pitch.
Two hikers who were ahead of me until I caught up. Wheeler Mountains sits at the end of this cirque. The two hikers on the final pitch.
Looking down onto the route from the last few meters from the summit. I did pass the two hikers. Here is a shot looking back at them. A western view towards the Elk Range and Maroon Bells.
Looking down onto the route from the last few meters from the summit. I did pass the two hikers. Here is a shot looking back at them. A western view towards the Elk Range and Maroon Bells.
More hikers arrive at Quandary's summit. Blue Lakes Trailhead and the reservoir area. The summit survey marker dated from 1951.
More hikers arrive at Quandary's summit. Blue Lakes Trailhead and the reservoir area. The summit survey marker dated from 1951.
A north-northeast view towards the Front Range peaks. Northstar Mountain - Elevation 13,614 Feet.
A north-northeast view towards the Front Range peaks. Northstar Mountain - Elevation 13,614 Feet.