Made the summit of Grays in 2.5 hours in between bad weather. REALLY wanted to cross the saddle and do Torrey's also but weather did not permit. Maybe next time.
Came over from a cloudy & cold Torreys but by the time we made it to Grays the sun was coming out. Cool watching the wind blow clouds right up and over the summit and adjacent ridges at pretty amazing speed.
Great non-technical walk up, but the altitude at that elevation gets to you even on easy hikes if you aren't accustomed. Views were amazing. Lots of people up there on a beautiful Sunday morning.
First Fourteener, climbed it with Torreys
It was our 9th anniversary date. Up Kelso to Torrey's, traverse to Gray's...fun and quick...time for Beau-Jo's on the way home! :)
We summited Torreys from Kelso Ridge, then went to Grays. There were a lot of people on the summit, and more coming up. It was pretty windy. We ate lunch, then headed down via the Grays Peak trail. We got back to the cars around 11:30. Lots of people wearing jeans and not carrying much in the way of provisions. Also, we saw several hikers going up as we were returning to the trailhead.
Traversed from Torreys, then continued to Edwards. Nice weather, great views.
Summited from Torreys after doing Kelso Ridge. The scree slog up from the saddle was really boring. I don't think I would have ever done Grays if I wasn't already on top of Torreys via a pretty cool route.
Was a busy Monday on the mountain, parking lot full before 8 am...but what a view!!! Also went up Torreys!!
Slept at the TH, started around 7:45 and did Greys and Torreys. On the way down, we did an amazing glissade. These were 14ers number 14 and 15 for me. These were also are 8th and 9th 13k+ peak in 3 days. Cool views and an amazing area. Definitely worth the visit.
Had a great day hike with my friend Kara. There was only one other group climbing that day so it was really peaceful compared to the usual summer throngs. Really windy but otherwise a amazing day and our first winter ascent!
The smoke from the California wildfires was thick in the horizon during the 14er hike. I could even smell the smoke!
Climbed several times, skied slopes below saddle, always fantastic. Last route was from Peru Creek
Or Grays and Torreys - whichever you prefer. Tagged this a couple of times; this was the most recent.
This was my first 14er, which I hiked in 1994. After summitting Grays, I continued on to Torreys Peak. I returned for another ascent a few years later.
climbed it with my dad...his first 14er..beautiful day..
From Torreys via Kelso. 2nd 14er ever, after Torreys, loaded with people, took about 20 minutes from Torreys over
Winter ascent of the pair, started at the bottom of the road, but surprisingly it was still drivable for about 2 1/2 miles. The trail is well packed down and snow shoes are not necessary. Yak-trax or mini-spikes may be helpful in a few hardpacked spots, but I didn't use them. Upper part of Grays is pretty dry, skis would be basically worthless.
Summited Torreys and Grays in good time.
2nd time Jun 08, 2013 Nice saturday morning hike, still lot of snow up there.