Ascent of Grays Peak on 2019-05-05
|Others in Party:||Larry Edmonds <4872> plus 11 others|
|Date:||Sunday, May 5, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Hi-Clearance Vehicle|
| Elevation:||7920 ft / 2414 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPart of a multi day hiking with the HPS during the Spring Fling. Camped overnights at the Keller Ski Hut.
Day 2: Grays Peak; Craft Peak
Grays Peak: The meet time was later than desired (9am). The normal TH was closed due to bald eagle nesting. So took alternate which I liked better (distance and views). The alternate TH was just more than a mile up the service road at the closed gate for Butler LO. The group today was much smaller than Day 1 at 12. Started up the service road; there were lots of downed trees some across the road which will require significant effort to remove (we could walk under almost standing up). We then skirted the closure area via a trail. There was some winter flash flooding damage to the road. We then took the direct route up to intercept the main trail. This took some route finding and patience. Took a break once we reached the main trail. great views from this point. The main trail was in great shape most of the way. There was one small section in a meadow that had a couple downed trees and mud to get around. The trail winds around the peak as it reaches the summit. There were more downed trees to get around. Some boulders to easily scramble for the HP. Signed the register. Got a group photo. Then went to a lower viewpoint for some more great photos. We returned the same route. Had lunch back at the vehicles.
times include all breaks
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1073 ft / 326 m|
| Extra Gain:||143 ft / 43 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4.8 mi / 7.7 km|
| Route:||Service Road, XC, and main trail|
| Trailhead:||Service Road Gate 7133 ft / 2174 m|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Time:||1 Hours 28 Minutes|
| Time:||1 Hours 25 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: 2019 HPS Spring Fling|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 5279 ft / 1609 m Total Trip Loss: 5179 ft / 1578 m
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