|Peak:||Grays Peak (14er)|
|Date of Information:||11/20/2011|
We did the whole hike in just Microspikes. The trail through the gulch at the base of Kelso was hit or miss - some areas were wind scoured, others had loose knee deep snow. I don't have any experience with snowshoes, so I can't really give an opinion on if they would have helped or not. For the most part we stuck to the Grays trail, which is still relatively easy to find so route finding was fairly straight forward. For the most part, snow on the trail was loose and not packed by wind, with some calf/knee deep sections mostly above 13,000 ft or so.
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