Me and my sis started the hike up the trail at 7:15 in the morning and got to the top of the summit about three hours later. I must say I was proud of my first 14'r. I am not much of a hiking person like my sister but managed to stay right with her. (She climbed three other summits the week before.) Anyway it was a great hike and took about 5 hours to complete after having a snack on the summit and talking to fellow hikers.
Grays was my 1st fourteener. My partner and I hit the trail before day break at 6:30 and soon met several other climbers on their way down from watching the sunrise. It was hard to believe how many people were on the mountain that day, there must have been at least a hundred. Sucked air to the summit of Grays and then across the saddle to Torreys. Came off Torreys and crossed Grays above the snow field lying below the saddle. Back at the TH at 2:30. Aside from all the company on the hike, it was a great start that got me hooked on 14ers.
4WD road was pretty fun...beautiful high basin below the two peaks!
This peak makes a great winter snow slog for those looking for backcountry turns.
A little jump over from Torrey's. But the descent to the southwest was a killer on the feet.
Nice stroll over to Grays then back over Torrey's and down Chihuahua Gulch.
I have climbed this route twice, quite easy .
We joined the legions on this fine fall day, doing the standard combo...Grays first, then Torreys. Have done it several times since, and have always been entertained by the mountain goats up here.
Easy morning of hiking.
An easy mountain