Peak:  Grays Peak (14er)
 Route:  East Slopes
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  BobbyFinn
 Date of Info:  03/10/2012
 Date Posted:  03/10/2012

Expect to walk the road. Some attempts at driving have been made. You might get 100 yards or so before you have to stop.
The road is hard packed and mostly snow covered. There are a few icy and bare spots, but not many.
The trail is hard packed all the way to the top; postholing was minimal for us. We left our snowshoes on our packs and then stashed them near the kelso ridge turnoff. We never regretting not using them.
We used micro spikes the whole hike. There are a couple of steep and hard snow fields coming off Kelso mountain where I was glad I had traction, but they are likely passable without (but traction benefitted us). These fields are avoidable by going lower.

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