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Grays/Torreys 10/19

Need a climbing partner? Trying to form a hiking group for an outing?
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Grays/Torreys 10/19

Postby Rocky_Mtn_Bryon » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:12 am

Is anyone interested in trying Grays/Torreys this Saturday? I have 2wd car, not 100% sure if that will make it to TH, but can give a try.

If you are interested and are prepared for hiking in cold, wintry conditions please respond!

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Re: Grays/Torreys 10/19

Postby esagas » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:40 am

I just sent you a PM.

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Re: Grays/Torreys 10/19

Postby ralph » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:47 am

What time are you thinking about meeting at the trail head?

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Re: Grays/Torreys 10/19

Postby kushrocks » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:38 am

I might be down. What time were you thinking of starting?
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Re: Grays/Torreys 10/19

Postby Rocky_Mtn_Bryon » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:37 pm

Right now the weather is looking pretty decent for Saturday, so I was thinking of starting at TH at 7 am. If anyone wants to carpool we meet a bit earlier to try and get there by 7 am. I am open to suggestions if you think another time works better for starting.

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Re: Grays/Torreys 10/19

Postby catbus-x » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:39 pm

I was there last Saturday and there was a huge crane blocking the road at I-70.
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I hope they move it by then. There were 5 vehicles and we couldn't go in. So that Saturday we have to go to other nearby Peaks.
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Re: Grays/Torreys 10/19

Postby kushrocks » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:57 pm

How far up the road was the crane? No car could squeeze by it?
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Re: Grays/Torreys 10/19

Postby Gumba » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:09 pm

My buddy and I went up this Saturday (Oct 12th). The conditions were great. My recommendation is bring mirco spikes if you have them, but not required. The reason it might get a little icy if the packed path melts and refreezes. The snow was minor <7 inches towards the top. That lift in catbus-z post was blocking the road, but if you have 4WD you can go around it. We noticed that they moved it out of the way later in the day when we left the peak (not sure why it was blocking the road).

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Re: Grays/Torreys 10/19

Postby catbus-x » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:35 pm

The crane was 10 yards at the beginning of the parking lot, I had a 2WD car but the ditch was way deep and I couldn’t drive. There were other pick-up trucks and 2 SUV's but nobody wanted to try to pass aside the ditch.

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Re: Grays/Torreys 10/19

Postby Rocky_Mtn_Bryon » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:54 pm

Thanks for the update Gumba. It sounds like it should be accessible, especially if the crane has been moved.

I am wondering whether snow shoes would be helpful, in addition to microspikes. If there is only 7 inches, probably not worth the extra weight.

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Re: Grays/Torreys 10/19

Postby skik2000 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:31 pm

I definitely wouldn't bring snowshoes.

Gumba, I think you and your friend with the Grand Cherokee gave me a ride back to my car afterwards.

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Re: Grays/Torreys 10/19

Postby Gumba » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:02 pm

@Skik2000 we did give a ride to two hikers going up to the mountain ~8:30am in his Jeep wrangler, but no one back down to their car.

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