- Date Hiked: July 28, 2006
- Miles Hiked: 8.0
- Elevation Gain: 3,380'
- Hiking Partner(s): None
I should have taken the day off in preparation for tomorrow, but I decided
to head out for a hike anyway. I didn't want to do too much
scrambling or drive very far, so Mount Edwards, a Colorado Centennial
Peak, would do. I simply started from Stevens Gulch Trailhead and
followed the Grays Trail to Grays Peak's east ridge. From there I
had to drop some elevation to the Grays-Edwards saddle to hike up Edwards.
The week of hiking was wearing on me, so I took a leisurely pace up
Stevens Gulch and made the summit in 2 hours and 35 minutes. The
ridge is somewhat undulating with numerous ups and downs. You can
stay on the ridge crest for the entire way if you want, but there were a
few user trails to the north on occasion that skirted some of the points.
The hike out was uneventful, but annoying having to gain 300'-400' of
elevation on the way. Once again, I moved fairly slow and only
picked up 20 minutes from my time up. Grays and Torreys were very
busy, but I didn't encounter anyone on Edward's west ridge.
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