|Peak:||Torreys Peak (14er)|
|Date of Info:||12/30/2012|
We drove SUVs to the road fork at 10,250 and started here. It may be possible to drive higher, but no one has in a while. We brought snow shoes but never needed them and stashed them at 12,100 at the trail sign. Currently there is a snow packed trail that conforms to the summer trail and goes across two avy chutes below Kelso Mountain. We split off from the summer trail at around 11,950 and dropped down slightly onto a grassy bench and then bushwhacked through some willows until we regained the summer trail at 12,100. Kelso is starting to get wind loaded and further usage of the summer trail through this area is at your own peril. The rest of the trail to both the summit of Torreys and Grays was snow packed. No traction was used.