This is the one that got me adicted! At this point, I've now done 20 of them, but I have a special place in my heart for Grays (I did it again on 9/11/05 as well) - a gently and pleasant hike. A great starter peak.
I know, three weeks ago I said I'm done. So when a friend wants to climb an "easy" 14er and also doesn't want to get up before 6am? Dial up Gray's Peak. Now I'm done.
Came from Torreys (via Kelso Ridge - nice route), then tagged "The Rascal", and Kelso Mtn. Great day out with some fun people.
Started from Horseshoe TH around 10,500 (my Saab did not like the road). Long walk up the road and quick ascent up SW slopes to Grays, then down and up to Torreys. Long descent back over the top of Grays and down to the car.
Two of the easiest summits in Colorado. Went up Torreys first then Grays.
Camped the night before near the Stevens Gulch trailhead. My son's pace is picking up nicely. Grays then Torreys.
FINALLY, the duel between me and Gray's is over. Never going back!!!! The tourists can have it!
Grays and Torreys via Stevens Gluch.
A beautiful day made for a busy trail.
Another glorious Colorado day in the high country. Quite a number of people on Grays/Torreys as usual.
Too wind blown to ski down. Torreys went great as a ski shortly after. Have summer climbed since, lots of friends, but good for them to get out of the city and the smoggy state of mind so I'm OK with it.
Tele'd the face, some of my best turns ever on my old leather Merrel black magic XCD boots and Rossi quantums. Awe the old days.
Beautiful day for a climb, a little crowded, but very friendly and interesting people.
The best way to spend the 4th of July, go climb something!!
51 to go...Long day, but the accomplishment of reaching the summit felt great.
Great day for a hike!
Nice easy hike for my 6th official 14er (have also done Mt Cameron between Democrat and Lincoln). I consider this pretty much Class 1 all the way. Not sure where the class 2 hike is. From here, hiked over to Torreys to complete the day. A few clouds, but no precipitation until I hit the car. AWESOME!
Second of the day, beautiful hike.
Crowds? Try it on a snowy, sleety, socked in day like I did. Bye-bye crowds.
Sweet hike and saw a Mountain Goat. Did it along with 1000 other people and also got Torreys Peak.