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 Peak(s):  Grays Peak  -  14,270 feet
Torreys Peak  -  14,267 feet
 Post Date:  06/04/2007
 Date Climbed:   06/02/2007
 Posted By:  lakecityrat

 Grays - Torrey Jun3 2007   

First time up Gray‘s / Torreys. Had to park 3/4 mile below trailhead due to road being snowed in. Tried to get through in the morning and couldn‘t. A few got through, but in the afternoon had no way out once snow softened. JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN GET THROUGH IN THE MORNING DOESN‘T MEAN YOU ARE GETTING BACK OUT! Now for the hike. Vast majority of the trail is covered in snow, completely snow covered at higher elevations. I had snow shoes but didn‘t use them as the trial has been pretty well tracked down. Coming down was worse as snow had softened considerably and led to a lot of post-holing. Took us about 3 hours to summit both peaks. Great opportunity to sled down between the saddles and cut a lot of time off of descent. Not the hardest hike ever, but made more challenging by road being blocked and hiking in snow. Oh yea, WEAR SUNSCREEN WHEN HIKING IN SNOW!
 


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