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Peak(s):  Edwards, Mt  -  13,850 feet
Grays Peak  -  14,270 feet
Torreys Peak  -  14,267 feet
Post Date:  06/23/2011
Modified:  01/13/2014
Date Climbed:   06/19/2011
Posted By:  benners


 Spring Skiing in the Grays Group   



TR here:
http://exploretherockies.org/2011/06/19/three-peaks-three-lines-in-the-grays-group/

 


  • Comments or Questions
lordhelmut


Damn right Benners     06/23/2011 19:36
Slogfests are more fun than I thought. ”Willow Floating” takes touring to a whole new level, just hope no Grizz are lurking down below, but atleast I'll have higher ground, a can of mace and a 4.5 inch blade.

Conversation en route to G/T saddle -
Me : ”Benners, do you see this s**tshow goin on? I just saw someone glissade head first with no axe”
Ben : ”I don't have time for this s**t Brian, just put one foot in front of the other”
Me : ”We should take some shots for scientific research”
Ben : (grunting.......)

re : family blue Tahoe w/ canoe on top who didn't give us a ride., despite 2 spots blatantly open. Whenever I pass you along some secluded desert dirt road, don't expect any aid, but rather a middle finger, a warm jug of week old urine to hydrate yourselves with and the pleassant view of a hairy ass being stuck out the passenger window as a car speeds by, leaving you nothing more than a cloud of dust.


pioletski


Right on!     06/23/2011 17:14
Nice well-planned outing, good to see you guys are still at it. I'll practice the Willow Float every chance I get... Nice video too. (I left my video camera in the car for Sneffels - damn, I'm just going to have to do it again.)


Ridge runner


nice work guys     06/23/2011 17:54
Good to see the snow lines up there are still in. How did Dead Dog look? Kiefer and I are planning a race up (him doing Lost Rat and me doing DD) and whoever gets to the Greys/Torreys saddle first wins.

Brian, check out ”Night of the Grizzlies” if you haven't already. I watched the documentary on it but now want to read the book. The documentary was very interesting, and scary.


Elliot


Big Day!     06/23/2011 18:04
Great to meet u guys up there, and congrats on a big day, that wet slough was cool to watch! headed to the gore this wknd should be less of a shit show!


Floyd


Hell of a report.     06/23/2011 18:15
Great read. Would have loved to see a helmet cam of the head first glissade sans axe. Can't wait to get back to the hills for another slime/ammonia/cow crap sandwich. Make it a triple! Thanks.


mtgirl


Suburban     06/23/2011 19:12
Your Suburban story reminds me of one of my trips last year. I had just got finished with a solo day on Clinton/McNamee/Traver and was down near Wheeler Lake getting ready to hike/run the 4wd road back down to my vehicle at Montgomery Reservoir. 3 Jeeps passed me on the way down (flew by me actually), 2 of them with empty passenger seats. They blew right by me and never offered me a ride. As I got down near the reservoir, I saw the 3 Jeeps stopped. One of them had flipped on it's side and wedged itself nicely in between some boulders. KARMA ! Probably a good thing I wasn't in the jeep afterall, as the passenger side was crushed.


lordhelmut


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gb


Nice combo     06/23/2011 20:20
Looks like fun!


otherbrotherdarryl

Classic video!     06/23/2011 22:26
Except you needed to rob a bank or something and get away on your skis ...


kansas


Your Article.     06/24/2011 00:44
I can personally attest to the truth of it, I spent 3 years of my life as an electrician in a packing house that used the BPI product. And FYI, that's also how they get to a 97% lean number on your ground beef at the store...you're better off buying 80/20.

Oh yeah, GREAT ski report too.


Presto


Whose Hairy Ass Would That Be!?!??!     06/24/2011 15:42
At least you said cloud of ”dust” as opposed to some other noxious cloud of unmentionable material. 8) I gotta tell you two, between the text (very good, Ben) and photos and Brian's closing comments, this is an extremely entertaining trip report. Thanks for starting my day off with a smile and some laughs. Happy trails!


Matt


The conversion continues     06/24/2011 19:39
13ers and IPAs?
Well done, Brian.
Great TR and solid video, Ben.


coloradocandice


hello     06/24/2011 23:12
I just thought I would ask you, seeing as you were recently up there... My husband and I are hiking on Monday, grays and torreys combo. Would you suggest that we bring snowshoes? Thanks! -Candice


Gueza


Cracks me up     03/04/2012 18:31
Looks like an awesome day with some funny clowns (Head first Glissaders, Blue Tahoe, Etc.) This season just won't end huh?


benners


Thanks All!     06/25/2011 15:19
Stephanie: Dead Dog was not looking great; lots of avy debris and thin sections. I'd imagine whoever takes Lost Rat will win the race .

Terri: Thanks for the kind words! Let's do Uptown again this summer!

Candice: I don't know that snowshoes would be worth the extra weight; along the standard routes the snow has been compacted quite a bit by hiker traffic, maybe something like YakTrax would serve you better...


coloradocandice


thanks!     06/25/2011 22:03
Thanks for the info!



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