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Humphreys Peak Trail

 
Humphreys Peak Trail

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Arizona, United States, North America

Object Title: Humphreys Peak Trail

Date Climbed/Hiked: Jun 24, 2009

Activities: Hiking

Season: Summer

 

Page By: Ryan Burd

Created/Edited: Aug 27, 2009 / Aug 27, 2009

Object ID: 546160

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A Hike to Arizona's Highest Peak

 
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Trail Register
This hike was both difficult and exciting. It was difficult, not only because a climb like this is strenuous for a kid like me, but the fact that it had started to hail on the way back. There was my dad, his friend Eric, and me. Mostly, Eric would just blabber about politics and the president while we hiked. 
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Trail Signs


The distance part of the hike wasn't the hard part, the hard part was the elevation gain. The mountain had kept tricking me into what I thought was the top. We just kept gong higher and higher and higher...

The flora was nice though, there were some wildflowers, some pine trees, and many meadows on the way up. Not many animals, just a bird here, and a squirrel there. The trail was in great condition, and there were nicely placed steps at the steep areas. 
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Wild Iris


The top of the mountain was amazing, despite the hike, you could practically see all of Arizona at the top. Bonus points, too because it was a clear day. 
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Humphreys' Summit


As we were going down, we saw another mountain, and decided to climb it. Dad and Erik were loving it, but I for one hated it. Erik was all enthusiastic about the hike, but when he saw the "NO CROSS-COUNTRY" sign, he started to chicken out, but nevertheless, he made it.

There were a lot of people we passed on the way down, some big, some small. There were some kids younger than me climbing this mountain, and I was amazed.

All in all, the hike was very fun, and every time I think of Humpherys peak, I can say that I had conquered it.

Further Reading

My Dad's Trip Report

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