Quandary Peak Meetup Hike

June 4th-5th

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**Update** Campsite update! Everyone will need to park at the GPS location provided on the website: https://feralmountainco.com/quandary_meetup/
 
We’re sliding the campsite about 200 yards East, back down the road to provide for a little more privacy with the large group. You’ll drive right by the campsite as you go to the GPS location to park. Once you park, you’ll just walk back down the road a couple hundred yards and we’ll be on the right.

You’re going to love this spot!

 

Schedule Overview

Thursday, June 2nd @ 6pm – Quick Q&A and hike overview at Feral Mountain Co. for anyone that wants details on what to expect and what to pack.

Saturday, June 4th @ 6pm – Group camping near Quandary Peak with gear testing and some other surprises. Details on the exact location are provided below. Arrive anytime after 6pm.

Sunday, June 5th @ 6am – Meet at the Quandary Peak trailhead to begin hike. Google Map location Link. 

 

Logistics/Directions

Camping:

We’ve picked the camping spot! Here is the view:

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We’ll have some fantastic scenery, and we’ll be just down from the Quandary Peak trailhead and parking lot. While there is still some snow, the specific spot where all tents will be is snow-free. The road has been cleared, and it is accessible with any kind of vehicle. You can click on the map below for Google Map directions. We recommend punching it into Google Maps prior to arriving near the campsite as cell phone signals can get a little sketchy near Quandary.

 

Here are the GPS coordinates for the group camping site. Copy and paste them into Google Maps for directions right to the campsite.

39°23’15.9″N 106°05’20.6″W

 

For analog directions, just turn right on 850 (Blue Lake Rd.) off of Highway 9, drive past the Quandary Peak parking lot, and go about 1.5 miles up the road and you’ll see us on the left.

Group Camping Spot:

 

Hike:

We will be hiking Quandary Peak along the East ridge route (standard) starting from the overflow lot at 6am sharp. The roundtrip distance is approximately 6.75 miles with an elevation gain of around 3,400′. We are expecting some snow along the route, so please review the current conditions below and ensure you have the appropriate footwear/traction. At this point we are recommending traction (Yaktraks, Icetrekkers etc.) for anyone doing the hike. Having said that, the conditions do look really good at this point.

Quandary Peak Route and Navigation details: Link here.

Quandary Peak Current Conditions Report: Link here.

Note: Local residents have been complaining about cars parked in front of their homes so the Sheriff has been placing warning notices on cars. If the main trailhead (0.1 mile up the 851 road) lot is full, cars should park up along the 851 road or in the overflow lot, down at the start of the 850 road. PLEASE DO NOT park on the side of the 850 road, in front of homes.

Important reminder: This is event is a social meetup, and not a guided or outfitted hike. There is no safety nor service implied. Just a bunch of friends getting together to tackle a mountain. All participants are responsible for their own safety, and the safety of their party.

As always, feel free to stop by the shop with any questions!