|Peak:||Grays Peak (14er)|
|Route:||Grays and Torreys|
|Date of Information:||11/22/2011|
The road to the trailhead has several downed trees across it. The first downed tree is about 1 mile from 70. I recommend parking at the pullout before the downed tree. Be careful of very slippery road conditions when departing downhill.
The trail to Grays is mostly packed snow. There are a few postholing sections but not enough to warrant snowshoes. The trails on Grays and Torreys have many sections of ice so microspikes are very useful.
The descent trail from the saddle between Grays and Torreys has several sections of loose, slippery powder over very hard snow/ice with significant fall consequences. Our team all made it with just microspikes but everyone would have been happier crossing with light crampons and an ice axe.