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Quandary Peak Paperweight
  • Quandary Peak Paperweight
  • Quandary Peak Paperweight
  • 3 1/4 inch diameter
  • Cast in fine pewter
  • Felt backing
  • With soft fleece pouch
  • In clear-vinyl covered box
Place Name: Quandary Peak
Elevation: 14,265 ft.
Coordinates: N39° 23' 50'' W106° 06' 21''
Location: Ten Mile Range, Colorado, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: Ben Gordon
Story has it that early miners were perplexed about the identity of rock specimens found on Quandary Peak, thus its name. Or, because the peak was known by several names at one time, you might say others were perplexed about the peak's true name. The matter was settled when the Hayden Atlas listed it as Quandary Peak.
The summit of this 14er can be approached from its gentle slopes, making it a great family climb. In winter, a hike to the summit on foot is often followed by a descent on skis or snowboard.