Photography: Grays and Torreys
Last week, on Friday, August 23, I hiked Grays and Torreys with a friend.
We drove up from Boulder the night before and camped about a mile up the torn up road—about two miles from the summer trailhead—at just over 10,000 feet. We woke up around 5 a.m., packed up and hit the trail around 6 a.m.
Practically as soon as we stepped on the road to the trailhead a woman stopped us and asked if we were walking because parking at the trailhead was full. We told her no, that we just camped here last night and asked if she would mind giving us a ride the rest of the way up.
She obliged, found a great parking spot near the trailhead and when we got out of the car, we went our separate way. She was meeting friends and had to go find them anyway.
The hike started nicely, but after reaching the windy top of Grays and continuing onto the saddle to Torreys things started getting a little nauseating for me.
I pretty much stopped taking photos by the Torreys summit—I felt so bad—had a terrible decent, threw up on the side of the highway on the way home and was down for the count until Saturday morning.
Below are some of the photos I did take before going into survival mode.
I shot with my old Nikon D3100 because it was lighter to hike with than my Canon.
If you’ve done this hike let me know in the comments!