Peak(s):  Hope A, Mt  -  13,933 feet
Quail Mtn  -  13,461 feet
Date Posted:  06/12/2014
Modified:  05/20/2015
Date Climbed:   06/07/2014
Author:  dillonsarnelli
 Taking the High Road: Hope & Quail from Willis Gulch  

Taking the High Road: Hope & Quail from Willis Gulch

Peaks: Mount Hope A (13,931'), Quail Mountain (13,461')
Date: June 7, 2014
Trailhead: Willis Gulch
Distance: 11 miles
Elevation Gain: 5,800 ft.
Participants: solo mission

In the state of Colorado, the word "Spring" can have many meanings. For my neighbors on Eliot Street, it means they can finally come out of their homes, sit on their porches, and wonder where I could possibly be off to next. For the friends I travel these hills with, it's the season they've been waiting for all year, a time to strap on the planks and ski until the snow turns to grundle in mid to late June. For others, it's straight up couloir season. And believe it or not there are actually people who just like to snowshoe. I'm not sure I fit into any of these categories, but I always do love this time of year. Keep reading...

Taking the High Road: Hope & Quail from Willis Gulch

Taking the High Road: Hope & Quail from Willis Gulch

 Comments or Questions

My fav IPA
06/12/2014 13:38
It's looking like the start of summer up there.


Hope I can do it
06/12/2014 14:48
Timely report cause it's on my list for July! Nice to see Steve Knapp/Chris Orwat teaming up once again!


06/12/2014 23:31
...spectacular imagery! Sweet loop and what Bill said, but with a smiley face!


Outstanding, Dillon!
06/13/2014 02:05
Thanks for sharing!


We'll give it a go!
06/13/2014 11:46
Thanks to this report, Tony and I are going for the north couloir tomorrow! 0300 start time for firm snow.


06/16/2014 14:13
thanks all.
Bill - It's a top 5er for sure! You commented on my TR! Awesome! Summer goes fast , don't worry.

Natalie - Thanks! It's an Olympus and believe me, it does all the work. I just hit a button.

Boudreaux - good luck! It's a great spot.

Rajz06 - Thanks! A smily face right back at ya on summer!

Doug - Thanks! That trip of yours is right around the corner!

Blazintoes - Glad I could help. Hope it went well man!


Very nice
04/02/2015 19:45
camera work on this one, Dillon. Which camera do you use? The first shot looks like a pro shot. Real bummer I didn't get Hopeful this season. Oh well


07/31/2018 10:09
at yourself

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