As employees of Sierra Trading Post, we spend a lot of time talking about the outdoors but like many people we have a hard time finding time to get outside. Members of our Fort Collins, Colorado staff were talking around the office and realized many of our co-workers had never climbed a Colorado 14er (a peak over 14,000 feet in elevation). So we picked a Saturday and headed out on the mission of climbing Quandary Peak.
Fort Collins Technology Office employees, including our Fort Collins Office Manager, a member of our IT department, a member of our reporting department and two members of our social media team all met up at the Quandary Peak trailhead located outside of Breckenridge, CO. The participants enthusiastically hit the trail a few minutes after 6 a.m. The sun began to rise as we worked our way through the trees of the east side of Quandary Peak.
A short climb quickly led the group to an area above treeline. The steepness of the trail increased as did the rockiness of the terrain. The elevation gain of over 3200 feet was difficult but by encouraging each other we were able to get 4 Sierra Trading Post employees and some family and friends to the summit.
This day out on the hiking trail was a lot of fun. We enjoyed the beauty of the area, the comradery and together we accomplished the goal of climbing a Colorado 14er. If you are interested in joining the Sierra Trading Post team follow this link: Careers or check out our Current Openings.
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Climbing Quandary Peak: STP Off the Clock
By Andy Hawbaker
September 11, 2013
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