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 Peak(s):  Grays Peak  -  14,270 feet
 Post Date:  03/12/2009 Modified: 05/27/2014
 Date Climbed:   03/12/2009
 Posted By:  BillMiddlebrook

 Grays/Torreys - Current Snow Conditions   

I'm usually a bit lazy to add trip reports, but I figured it was a good time to show the Grays/Torreys conditions...

The Grays road is snow-covered from I-70 to the end. Looks like a few people tried to drive it last week and got stuck before the Grizzly Gulch turnoff. I rode a snowmobile to 12k, so I can't comment on the exact condition of the "trail" from the TH to the sign past Kelso Mountain, but I crossed several paths made by snowshoers. Snowshoes or skis/skins are necessary.

Another sunrise in Stevens Gulch.
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Someone hit Dead Dog yesterday.
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I booted the entire Grays trail. It was snow-covered most of the way. Crampons weren't necessary but may be helpful on the more bullet-proof snow covering the trail above 13,500'.
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Looking over at Torreys from the Grays trail.
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Approaching the top - still snow on the trail.
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On Grays' summit.
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The remaining photos were taken during a ski descent...

The snow is a bit thin below the summit.
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Looking to Torreys while skiing the gullies below the Grays-Torreys saddle.
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The snow was crusted with occassional powder. Plenty of snow below 13,500'.
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Below Torreys, looking back at the upper basin.
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