To the top with Erin! What a great hike other than the blisters my boots gave me.
Second day on fourteeners! Completely into the stuff.
Nice hike, poor weather. It snowed the night before. Started early in the morning and hit more snow on the way up and on the ground. Hit the summit and it must have been ~15 degrees up there and windy. No views but still a great bit of exercise.
Grays & Torreys via Stephens Gulch. Great day with 19 other men from Christ Church Plano. 8 of us got the double, with another 3 or 4 successfully bagging Grays. Pretty hike down in the Gulch and fantastic views at the summits.
Easy hike up to the summit. Summited Torreys Peak first via Kelso Ridge, that was the highlight of the day, awesome and fun scramble!
The hardest thing... was going back to the TH. I had to yield to the crowds going up. It took me almost 2 hours just to get back to the parking lot.
Other than that.. awesome morning!
Getting buzzed on the summit by two F-16s was the highlight of the day. Otherwise, the crowds.....
First 14er and a great hike.
saw a lonely mountain goat
My 9yr old and i finished our 1st ! Grays Peak, 9 hrs.to complete. Camped out night before with beautiful weather.
Started @6:30 am, reached summit at 11:30 and ascended @3:30
Met many kind peeps who complimented and motivated my son.
Thank you all for cheering him on !
He made it ! Very proud of him !
Elbrus preparation hike, 3rd time on Grays. I tagged along with some CMCers who are climbing Rainier in early July. We climbed up the Lost Rat, then over to the summit. There was a mountain goat hanging around the top of the couloir. The group split up at the summit. I did not go for Torreys. Lots and lots of hikers on a beautiful day.
Felt good to get high again!
Climbed in March 17th with not that big snow like other years, but from I-70, not from trailhead, and with snow on that road all the time.
My 2nd and 3rd 14ers. My climbing partner's 1st and 2nd. Sunny and clear all morning. Great day.
Tagged Grays after climbing the Dead Dog Couloir on Torreys with Kevin (shknbke). A bit chilly on top but other than that, a beautiful day!
Enjoyable, simple hiking
This was to be my first CO 14er when I tried it in Sept. 2011 in running clothes (gear hadn't arrived with me yet). Surprised for snow, drifts above my knees (not good for breathable tennis shoes), and white out. This time around, PERFECTest weather - light wind, cool temps, plenty of sunshine. Bagged Torreys also. Totally worth the 2nd attempt :)
Amazing day, made my first 14er. Thought about heading to Torreys, but I wanted to be able to walk in the evening.