Ascent of Grays Peak on 1997-09-30
|Others in Party:||Lance Hiromuchi|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 30, 1997|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14270 ft / 4349 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI went back to repeat this peak (which I had climbed by itself five years earlier), so that I could finally bag Torreys Peak. I had had to bail on Torreys back in '92, because the wind in the afternoon made it too cold for my skinny little dog (and because it was getting late; I was, frankly, out of shape).
This time, I returned with my daughter's then boyfriend, Lance, a trained distance runner. We made it to the summit from the Stevens Gulch TH in barely two hours, a nice accomplishment, I thought. This time, the weather was calm and very warm, and we had no trouble traversing to Torreys in time for lunch. A great day.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3600 ft / 1097 m|
| Distance:||9 mi / 14.5 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
| Elevation Gain:||3040 ft / 927 m|
| Distance:||4 mi / 6.4 km|
| Route:||Std. Grays Peak trail|
| Trailhead:||Stevens Gulch TH 11230 ft / 3422 m|
| Time Up:||2 Hours |
| Extra Gain:||560 ft / 170 m|
| Distance:||5 mi / 8.1 km|
| Time Down:||4 Hours |
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