July 24, 2011
I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I decided on a whim to climb my first “14er”. Jeans, running shoes, and a light jacket weren’t exactly ideal equipment, but I guess hindsight is 20/20. Also, did you know that you can sunburn your eyes? That night I experienced a new type of pain. It was pretty scary. Actually, for a couple hours during the night I thought I was going blind (couldn’t open my eyes, excruciating pain, etc etc).
This is a photo from the summit of Quandary Peak, at 14,265 feet.
[This photo was taken with my iPhone 4's camera and created using an app called Autostitch. It is a panorama stitched together from 10 individual photos.]