Ascent to Grays Peak-a half mile up the trail on 2001-07-12
|Others in Party:||my wife Marcia and kids Camille and John|
|Date:||Thursday, July 12, 2001|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Point Reached:||Grays Peak - a half mile up the trail|
| Elevation:||12500 ft / 3810 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||1770 ft / 539 m (82% left to go)|
Ascent Trip Reportmy daughter got altitude sick soon after starting hiking, and, since I was carrying my <1 year old son too, we turned back. Luckily, my ex-wife's old 4x4, which I'd driven to the trailhead the night before, started. The engine had died as I pulled into the trailhead parking, after which I simply put up the tent, had us sleep the night, and began hiking without trying it the next morning--to avoid draining the battery.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||400 ft / 122 m|
| Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Trailhead:||trailhead parking 12100 ft / 3688 m|
| Grade/Class:||Cl 1|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
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