|Peak:||Grays Peak (14er)|
|Posted By:||Mountain Goat1|
|Date of Information:||05/27/2012|
Getting to the trailhead was easy the and road was clear of snow. The trail was not snowpack until over 12,000 feet on the trail. Although, when it got snowpack ice came along with it which made the trail hard to follow and very slick going up Grays. Even though we didn‘t use them, micro spikes are recommended. Descending into the saddle between Grays and Torreys was mostly snowpack on the Grays side of the saddle. When we reached the Torreys side of the saddle it was snow free in exception of the area close to the cornices off to the right. It was also very windy on the saddle so I would also recommend something to protect your face. Overall it was a great day of climbing some 14ers.NOTE: As said in the report after I made the summit of Grays I descended into the saddle between Grays and Torreys and made it to the summit of Torreys.