Bubble in the desert

A blog I started whilst on a GE "Bubble" assignment in Nevada. I'm back in Cambridge (UK) now but still miss the desert and my friends out there.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Hiking Quandary - 14,000ft+

After a week of sleeping less than 6 hours a night it was tough to get up at 4.30am for a hike on Saturday but we managed it. We met up with Sue and Carla in Golden and drove to Breckenridge to get started on Quandary Peak.

The day started a little chilly which probably woke us all up a bit. We soon had some great views and before long the landscape for miles around began to unfold.

Here is the team - Nigel, Trent, Sue and Carla.

A nice shot of Sue

Amazing flowers all over the place.



Great camouflage gear!

Fell in love on the way to the top (with the Husky not the girl!). I can really see myself with a dog like this one day.

We finally made it to the top. Time for lunch and awesome views all around.

A week of training finally paying off (excellent camera reflexes Sue!)


Another pose kinda natural like.

Coming down was not a complete picnic. Quandary seems to be one enormous pile of rocks.

It sure was pretty up there though.

We got back and went for a quick beer before heading back to Sue and Carla's for an awesome wholefood dinner. I have now decided that Carla's cooking is my favourite style of food. Kim and Max came for dinner too - great to catch up with them again. It's a shame I don't live around the corner since they are such a fun bunch to hang out with.


At 2:18 pm, Anonymous sue said...

It's not too late to live around the corner.


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