Greys summit!

Today I reached the highest point on the CDT! I’ve summited greys peak! The day started off pretty well. I slept at 13 600ft which I think really helped my body adjust to the altitude. I hiked off this morning with a spring in my step. It also helped to know that Nate and Becca would be picking me up at the trail head at the end of it all so I had a shower and warm bed to look forward to. 

Once again it was a morning of up and down as I continued walking along the ridge. I think that it’s so much harder because a lot of the time there’s no trail and it’s a straight up and down ridge and often over scree and loose rock. I met up with some other CDT hikers that had descended to the valley because of the storm yesterday and had climbed up that morning. I’m glad I stayed on the ridge, even though I think it was a tougher route.

As I got nearer greys I started to see all the people, the were dozens of them! Streams of ants heading up!

The ants in greys

At the top I met up with some more CDT hikers, kinda sitting a bit apart from the rest. I didn’t stay too long up there, I’d been seeing the view the last couple of days anyway so I got the photos and then started to head down. Becca has to get to work that afternoon so she could only pick me up at 2pm, I had 2 hours to walk 4 miles. Definitely doable but I had to be down before she arrived so I didn’t make her late for work. 

The view from the top
Greys is on the right

It was a pretty easy descent and I passed a lot of day hikers. Respect for the day hikers, they haven’t had as much time as I have to acclimate! I got down pretty quickly, meet up with Nate and Becca and they brought me to their house for a shower and pizza night! The perfect end to an incredible day!

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One thought on “Greys summit!

  1. Looking good! Well done summitting Greys Peak. Your whole family is very proud of your accomplishment. Lots of love from all of us.

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