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
Thanks! The list is getting bigger now.
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.
Up Kelso Ridge, over to Grays, back down to Stevens Gulch. Beautiful weather.
climbed over from torreys, great day
started early, tons of snow, the approach road was a hike in itself. Made some great friends on my way down!
Avoid via Stevens Gulch unless skiiable or looping over from Torreys.
Cloud level hung around 12.5k - 13k all day with temps in the mid 20's higher up and plenty of snow. Micro spikes would have been perfect for the conditions that day. It's always amazing to see peoples clothing choice on an easy 14er on a Saturday. Saw many shorts, sweatshirts and even a crocs, shorts, no gloves and light coat combo. He was surprisingly high when I passed so I assume he made it but he had to have been miserable, he looked it. The weather was windy, snowy and cold. I get that you could easily run up the trail in tennies, shorts and a t-shirt on a nice day but wow. It was all snow from at least 13k which could be knee deep off the trail in places.
Knockin' em off the list
The saddle seemed easy after climbing up Kelso to Torreys. (Solo)
Easy climb with Torreys