After something like 4 days of inactivity, I was itching to climb something and the weather was perfect yesterday. I decided to climb Quandary Peak (14,265') last night for the following reasons:
1) Night climbing suits my biorhythms much better than the normal 5 AM start.
2) Hiking after dark might make a relatively dull climb more interesting. You never know when a rabid marmot or sex-crazed hillbilly (as in the classic film Deliverance) might be hiding behind the next rock.
c) Last night was the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, which I thought might be fun to observe from atop a mountain.
Reasons 1 and 2 worked out pretty well, but the summit was so cold and windy I didn't stick around to watch the meteor shower. I did see a few on the way down, though.
Anyway, here I am all bundled up on the summit:
5 years ago