EVstudio Team Takes on Yet Another 14er Challenge

by Katelyn Wager on March 8, 2016

The EVstudio banner made yet another spectacular journey on Sunday, September 13, 2015.  A team of five EVers met at a donut shop in Breckenridge and drove together to the Mount Quandary trail-head to start hiking at 7:30 a.m.

After a bit of a tough start, each member of the team found their own pace and progressed along the trail.

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The team took many breaks along the way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and perfect weather.  It was a comfortable temperature the entire hike, and only a few big gusts of wind blew through the area the entire time we were on the trail.  We really could not have asked for a better day!

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We hiked the Mount Quandary – East Ridge trail, which has a 6.75 miles round trip distance and an elevation gain of 3,450 feet.  The highest elevation is 14, 265 feet above sea level.

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Mount Quandary was the first 14er I have summited (I attempted to climb to the top of Grays Peak two years ago – read about that EV 14er challenge here).  I started off the day half expecting that I wouldn’t make it to the top of this mountain, but my EV teammates assured me that I could push through the pain (and very thin air).  Only with their support and encouragement did I reach my goal.

The climb was completed by Dean Dalvit and his son, Trevor Karstens, Maciej Gesikowski, and myself, Katelyn Wager.

Originally posted 2015-09-25 15:14:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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