My wife and I climbed Grays and Torreys today with a group from the CMC boulder section. Had a wonderful time. There were hundreds/thousands of hikers on the trail -- it was the hike with Ed Viestus day, which we did not know about.
However, looking at the positive side, I thought it impossible to find that many Americans that would be willing/able to hike for 8 miles and 3000ft. It is good to see that many people interested in spending time outdoors.
Hiked up to the top, the first half is easy hike, but the second half was steep. I did hike up to the top, beautiful view. No rain or thunderstorm. very lucky
I've done Grays 7 or 8 times, always early in the year as a "conditioning" hike, about half the time traversing over to Torreys. Don't do this one for solitude.
Wonderful weather - climbed the mountain twice!
Climbed in conjuction with Torrey's. What a great day and great weather. The summit of Gray's was full of nice folks with lots of nice dogs! The basin provides such a great backdrop to sit and stare at the world around you. Truly a beautiful cirque.
I managed to squeeze of Grays and Torrey on Thursday, July 1, 2004. The views from the top were great!
I got off the plane from Detroit and headed straight to the top of Grays and Torreys. Needless to say, I had a bad headache and was a little dizzy. There was no snow anywhere! Very unusual.
this was an easy and much enjoyed climb. Up grays and torreys and back to the car in 5-6 hours.
I did this with my 11 year old nephew and it was a fun trip. Getting my Honda Accord to the trailhead was interesting. We encountered herd of mountain goats at about 13,000 ft. We got pretty close and the biggest one blocked the trail and we had to go around, as he started to dig his hoof into the ground and grunt. I did get a little sick fromt he altitude, but not too bad. Once on top the views were great. My nephew was not feeling up to Torreys, so we headed down.
A rewarding cool down after the Kelso Ridge.
My first 14er back in the day...
who hasn't climbed these from the denver area?
Hiked over to Grays after climbing the Kelso Ridge of Torreys. These peaks are very popular!
on a sunday in the summer, this was a zoo. hundreds of people. glad it was one of my first; never again.
My first 14er joined by my two brother-in-laws. Glad to have the company for a fantastic hike. I'm glad I had a few days to get used to the altitude as I'm now a coastal Californian instead of the Rocky Coloradon that I used to be. Went over to Torreys to make my first 14er day a quick double.
Second time to visit Grays' summit. Solo trip with great weather. I love the view on the way up.
An interesting day as it was windy, cold, snowy and every other sort of nasty. Saw Kelso Ridge for the first time and skipped Torreys until I could climb her on Kelso Ridge. My first glissade too!
This is a good warm-up or intro 14er combo with Torrey's.
I climbed it while pregnant.