Ascent to Grays Peak-a half mile up the trail on 2001-07-12

Climber: John E Sarna

Others in Party:my wife Marcia and kids Camille and John
Date:Thursday, July 12, 2001
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Point Reached:Grays Peak - a half mile up the trail
    Elevation:12500 ft / 3810 m
    Remaining Elevation:1770 ft / 539 m (82% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

my daughter got altitude sick soon after starting hiking, and, since I was carrying my <1 year old son too, we turned back. Luckily, my ex-wife's old 4x4, which I'd driven to the trailhead the night before, started. The engine had died as I pulled into the trailhead parking, after which I simply put up the tent, had us sleep the night, and began hiking without trying it the next morning--to avoid draining the battery.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:400 ft / 122 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Trailhead:trailhead parking  12100 ft / 3688 m
    Grade/Class:Cl 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail

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