Trip date: Sept 28-29, 2018
D, D and I had plans for a longer version of the Grand Traverse in the Gore Range which I dubbed the "Grande Traverse". I was slightly disappointed when D informed me that the my new had exactly the same meaning as the the original name. Oh well.
Caltopo map here: caltopo.com/m/8TCH
We hiked in by headlight so no pictures till day 2. We did see a moose.
Once we got up to the saddle to start the traverse, it was pretty obvious it wasn't going to happen this day. The wind must have been blowing 50 mph. We couldn't stand up and stay still. This was probably the strongest wind I've ever been in. We made our way back down, and saved the traverse for next season.