Tomorrow morning, while all my co-workers are just getting out of bed, I will be at the base of Quandary Peak, prepping for my first summit of one of Colorado’s famed 14′ers.
To say I am excited is an understatement. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time. The last time I was anywhere near 14,000 feet was on the ridge of Arapaho Basin Ski area in Colorado. But I got there by way of a ski lift, so this is a completely different monster.
I’ll be counting on my own two stems to get me up Quandary Peak, which tops out at just over 14,200 feet. That’s higher than the famed Pike’s Peak, by the way.
I’m just glad I am going to be able to get on the mountain while in Breckenridge for a wedding. I’ll check back in when I get home.