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 Grays and Torreys Peaks
As fun as the hike was reaching the summits of both Grays and Torreys Peaks, it will always be remembered (for me and my hiking partners, at least) for the horrifying life-threatening lightning storm above treeline that we were trapped in as we were heading down.
Grays and Torreys Peaks were my 2nd and 3rd fourteeners, respectively.
Grays Peak is 14,270 ft. above sea level and is Colorado's 9th highest peak.
www.naveen18.com /14ers/GraysTorreys/gry_torr.html   (695 words)

I knew that the Grays Peak Trail is a popular and busy one, especially on an August weekend, for it is easily accessible and is a fine route all the way to the summit.
As Grays loomed nearer we ascended through a rocky area and crossed a tiny stream whose sparkling clear waters gurgled through the rocks.
Grays towered above us to the southwest and Torreys Peak (14,267 ft.) stood tall to the right, with a smooth connecting saddle between them about 700 feet below their summits.
colomtnclimb.freehosting.net /grays.htm   (1546 words)

 Grays Peak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grays Peak is the highest mountain in the Front Range, a subrange of the Rocky Mountains in the US state of Colorado.
Gray actually did not see the peak until 1872, 11 years later.
Like the other fourteeners nearby, Grays Peak is considered to be an easy hike by fourteener standards, and is very popular among weekend climbers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grays_Peak   (350 words)

 ::Chris Davenport, Ski the 14ers project - Grays Peak::
The views from the summit were limited to Torrey's Peak and Kelso Mountain to the north, and Mt. Edwards to the east.
The summit of Grays was coated with hard snow, but the snow got very sparse as I skied down the ridge towards the saddle with Torreys.
Grays was definitely not the most interesting ski descent, but I had to knock one off today, and it fit the bill perfectly.
www.skithe14ers.com /p-grays-peak.php   (560 words)

 Climbing Grays Peak via Stevens Gulch Trip Report with photos by Rex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Grays Peak is located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains near Frisco.
Grays is often climbed in combination with Torreys Peak.
After being too tired to summit Grays from the epic snow climb on Torreys Peak the weekend previous, I returned to the Steven's Gulch trailhead to climb Grays Peak.
home.comcast.net /~14ers/grays/trip.html   (532 words)

 Rex's Grays Peak via the Lost Rat Couloir Trip Report with photos
Grays Peak is a very popular hike being so close to Denver and the Front Range.
The sun began to rise and Grays and Torreys were soaked with alpenglow.
We had both been up Grays Peak before, so we had to convince ourselves we should proceed to the summit and not just head down, since we really just wanted some snow climbing experience.
www.geocities.com /rex14ers/grays/trip.html   (1077 words)

 John and Cindy Seacord's Homepage
Grays Peak - July 2, 1987: Grays Peak is in the Front Range and along with Torreys Peak one of the two 14,000 foot peaks in the Colorado Rockies whose summits are part of the Continental Divide.
Although Grays is probably the easiest one of the 14,000 ft. Front Range peaks to climb, my sense of accomplishment was, nevertheless, great.
John on the Summit of Grays Peak: Since there was no one else around, I set the self-timer on the camera to record this historic moment.
www.capital.net /~jrms/grays.htm   (906 words)

 Grays Peak 14,270'
Grays Peak is notably the highest peak situated on the continental divide.
The peak was not actually named by Asa but by one of his colleagues, a young climber by the name of Charles Parry, who made the first known ascent of the peak in 1861.
Cross the west side of the creek by footbridge and continue to follow the Grays Peak Trail for approximately 4 miles until you reach the summit.
hikechick.tripod.com /hikechickscolorado14ersite/id8.html   (618 words)

 Grays Peak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Familiar to most as the peak on the Kokanee beer can, Grays Peak in Kokanee Provincial Park is a classic West Kootenays spring climb.
Grays Peak From the Col Between Grays and Kokanee Peaks
From the col we headed south towards the final tower of Grays Peak, contouring around a couple of lower sub-peaks on the ridge.
www.geocities.com /nelsondoghouse/grayspeak.html   (269 words)

 Group seeking to revive Grays' name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At their peak, the Grays were used to subsidize the all-white Senators.
The Grays owner, Cumberland W. Posey, was a savvy businessman who knew his team was a natural for Washington's ballpark, which was a neighbor to Howard University and was in easy range of the city's growing population of middle-class fls.
Later, when the Grays were splitting their seasons between Pittsburgh and Washington, they featured the one-two punch of Gibson and Leonard, both of whom were voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04207/351335.stm   (1297 words)

 John and Cindy Seacord's Homepage
Torreys Peak - July 1, 1989: Torreys Peak is in the Front Range and along with Grays Peak one of the two 14,000 foot peaks in the Colorado Rockies whose summits are part of the Continental Divide.
Grays Peak (14,270') and Torreys Peak (14,267): Grays is to the left and Torreys is to the right.
Grays Peak from the Summit of Torreys Peak: This view is to the south.
www.capital.net /~jrms/torreys.htm   (1310 words)

 SummitPost - Grays Peak -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Grays Peak- the first of two peaks this fine morning.
Gray's Peak is the 9th highest mountain in Colorado and is the county high point for both Clear Creek County and Summit County.
Usually Gray's Peak to the east (left) is climbed first and then the climber descends to the saddle between the two mountains and climbs the other side up Torrey.
www.summitpost.org /mountain/rock/150201/grays-peak.html   (1630 words)

 Hiking in Colorado - Grays Peak / Torreys Peak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The trail continues to climb towards the summit of Grays Peak.
Remnants of the cornice in the saddle between the peaks.
The snowfield at the head of the valley between the peaks.
www.hikingincolorado.org /gray.html   (1412 words)

 Hikes: Grays Peak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Grays and Torreys trailhead from Stevens Gulch is surprisingly nice, given its rugged approach road.
Grays and Torreys were, at first, not visible from the trailhead.
After a few minutes of hiking, Grays slowly crept into view, then it was again blocked by Kelso Mountain, until both Grays and Torreys emerged, forming a massive block at the end of the gulch.
www.denverdavis.com /hikes/grays.shtml   (1481 words)

 Grays Peak & Torreys Peak
After four peaks the previous day (the Decalibron), it was off to the Georgetown area to hike up to Grays Peak and then Torreys Peak.
You are in a large, fairly deep basin, with a creek and rocky ridge of mountains to your east and south, and the grassy slopes of Kelso Mountain to your west.
Once atop Grays, follow a cairned route to the saddle between it and Torreys, then head up Torreys on a decent climber's trail.
www.idahosummits.com /grays/grays.htm   (478 words)

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Grays Peak (14,278 ft) and Torreys Peak (14,275 ft), Bakerville, Colorado
These two well-known peaks are connected by a short ridge and are just barely far enough apart and different enough to qualify as separate fourteeners.
Being one of the most popular trails to a fourteener, the Grays Peak trail was wide and well groomed.
users3.ev1.net /~charlesliu/pics/alpine/grays_torreys.html   (1430 words)

 Colorado 14er
Grays appeared white with snow and Torreys more challenging with it's sharp ridges rising sharply to form the peaked summit.
We choose to summit Grays first followed by Torreys since it seemed the most direct routes and most people were going that way.
After three hours, we stood on the summit of the 9th highest peak in Colorado and the highest on the continental divide in the United States.
www.alanarnette.com /alan/graysandtorreys.htm   (687 words)

 Torreys Peak
I intended to climb these peaks on the snowy day that I climbed Mount Bierstadt, but I was foiled by a wrong turn.
Perhaps the most interesting views were of the Indian Peaks, to the northeast, and particularly the Arapaho Peaks.
We descended the "standard route", Grays Peak Trail, only to find that it was as slick as an ice rink.
sepwww.stanford.edu /sep/morgan/adventures/colorado/torreys.html   (1017 words)

 Grays Peak - Peakware World Mountain Encyclcopedia
Due to their easy access to I-70 and short distance from Denver, Grays Peak and nearby Torreys Peak are two of the most popular (and crowded) Fourteeners in Colorado.
Grays Peak is the ninth highest peak in Colorado, as well as the highest point on the Continental Divide in the continental US.
I can't speak for other times of year, but when I did this peak in July, weather was good then a storm blew in quite rapidly covering the peak in clouds as I was at the summit.
www.peakware.com /peaks.html?pk=296   (213 words)

 Colorado Fourteeners Intiative: Peaks: Front Range: Grays Peak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Torreys Peak is generally climbed in conjunction with Grays Peak.
A rather stable route from Grays to Torreys is to descend the pack trail about four switchbacks and then cut over to Torreys rather than plunging directly off the summit of Grays.
On the descent, please follow the constructed trail off the summit of Grays that follows the ridge down to the saddle between Grays and Torreys.
www.14ers.org /peaks/fr_grays.php   (479 words)

 Cyberwest - Hiking Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks
Although the degree of difficulty varies widely from peak to peak, from easy to highly technical, the view and sense of self-esteem are both significant at 14,000 feet, regardless of the expertise needed to reach the summit.
Grays' proximity to Denver (less than 40 minutes via I-70) makes it one of the most popular fourteeners, but in spite of the crowd, one can't deny the exhilaration of making those last few steps to the summit.
At 14,270 feet, the 360-degree view from Grays encompasses Summit County, Lake Dillon, Longs Peak to the north and Pikes Peak to the south.
www.cyberwest.com /cw04/v4adwst3.html   (753 words)

 Hiking in Colorado - Kelso Mountain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Needless to say, although there were tons of people on the trail (in the valley) to Grays and Torreys Peaks, once I got up on the flank of Kelso Mountain, the only being I encountered was a goat with whom I had to share the summit.
Clouds threaten the summit of Grays and Torreys Peaks.
Clouds threaten the summit of Grays and Torreys Peaks with the trail to Grays and Torreys clearly visible in the center of the photo.
hikingincolorado.org /kelso.html   (441 words)

 Grays Peak
The view of Grays Peak a few months later.
We picked out a few routes, and went with Grays Peak in the Pioneers, as the route seemed safe from avalanches, within our abilities, challenging mileage and elevation gain, in a scenic area, and accessible. We headed out from Boise at 5 AM.
From this spot, we got a brief reprieve in the weather and could actually see the peak, which sported a large and steep northwest face, and the rest of the west ridge.
www.idahosummits.com /grays_id/grays.htm   (848 words)

 Grays Peak/Torreys Peak (II)
I followed the east ridge to the summit of Grays, but knew I was ahead of Lyle because of the short backtrack he made.
A view of Kelso Mountain and the approach hike to Grays and Torreys Peaks.
The south ridge of Torreys Peak from the 13,707' saddle with a large cornice overhanging.
www.justhiking.com /hikes/2004/06-05grays/grays.htm   (654 words)

 Grays Peak (II)
I considered Bierstadt and Evans, but thought Grays would give us the most bang for our buck considering the amount of time we were allotted.
Stuart on the trail early in the hike.
We had shed some clothes and were making our way to the switchbacks on Grays north slopes.
www.justhiking.com /hikes/2004/07-04graysII/graysII.htm   (400 words)

 Torreys Peak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Torreys Peak is a mountain in the Front Range region of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.
Torreys Peak is located along the Continental Divide, as well as the division between Clear Creek County and Summit County.
The first is actually a continuation of the main trail to the summit of Grays Peak, which starts in Stevens Gulch.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Torreys_Peak   (333 words)

 Grays Peak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Grays and Torreys Peaks by Brian Schultz Monday July 9, 1995
There was a steady stream of hikers in front and behind us as we marched up the peak.
Her companion seemed uninterested in summitting Grays so she turned around and hiked back out with us.
ourworld.cs.com /Schulbr354/graystorreys.htm   (415 words)

 Front Range gallery
These two peaks are the highest points on the Continental Divide and are located just off of I-70.
This one is a modest 13er on the Continental Divide between Loveland Pass and Torreys Peak.
While Pikes Peak is only the 31st highest mountain in Colorado, its tremendous rise of nearly 8000 feet from the town of Manitou Springs makes it a Giant amongst giants.
www.eskimo.com /~rachford/mountaineering/gallery/front.html   (684 words)

 GORP - The history behind Grays and Torreys Peak in Colorado's Rocky Mountains
Asa Gray and John Torrey first achieved fame in 1838 by publishing the first part of their monumental Flora of North America.
In 1861, Charles C. Parry, a student and coworker of Torrey and Gray who was destined to become an eminent botanist in his own right, climbed the higher peaks of the Front Range and took altitude readings.
The names of Torreys, Grays, and Irwins peaks changed back and forth until 1872, when visits by Parry, Gray, and Torrey to the peaks helped to establish Grays as the eastern summit and Torreys as the western summit.
gorp.away.com /gorp/publishers/pruett/co_longs6.htm   (825 words)

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