|Peak:||Grays Peak (14er)|
|Date of Information:||07/18/2012|
Just received a fresh batch of long-sleeve Patagonia Capilene 1 synthetic shirts, printed with the 14ers.com logo. If you're interested in just a cotton t-shirt, I have new, blue shirts plus some of the older styles.
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Haven;t uploaded pics yet and may do a trip report then, but here's what you need to know. Trail in good condition, and it's a wonderful hike if you want solitude. We saw 3 guys coming off the summit as we got there and that was it from car to summit to car. Definitely a different experience, coming up Grays and avoiding the traffic jam. After 12,500', there is intermittent trail and cairns, but it is more or less a straight shot to the ridge and then a ridge walk to the summit pitch. Having done the East Slopes, this is a more difficult and tiring hike. above 12,500', there is very little relief and just a lot of elevation gain. Definitely gives you a new appreciation for Grays! Road to TH is rough and borderline 4WD. I made it in a 2WD Xterra and needed every inch of clearance that I had.