Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Grays and Torreys Peaks

Our first double 14er of the season - it was a day for Grays Peak and Torreys Peak. We parked down at the interstate and hiked up the road (someday we'll get 4WD, and in the meantime we get more of a workout).

Crossing the footbridge at the start of the trail:

This sign gets a lot of press in the trip reports. I can report that it was still partially snowed under the day we went (June 27):

Hello, Marmot!

This was unexpected - Hello, Billy!

I don't recall John ever actually RUNNING up these mountains (I know I didn't), but it kinda looks like it here:

Dark chocolate Kit-Kat reward for reaching the summit of Grays Peak:


Another Yay!

Impressive scenery:

Another delicious Kit-Kat, once we reached the top of Torreys Peak (John, I think that's the short straw, so I get the rest of the chocolate...)

Snow on the summit:

Looking back at Grays:

Snow fields on the way down:

I guess I better get used to this...

Day 2 = another good climb, another amazing day in the mountains

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