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SierraSunrise85Fun Climb, Great VIews  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

SierraSunrise85

Headed out to the trailhead from Grand Canyon the night before and slept at the trailhead, got an early start at around 7am, was up and back to my car by 1030. Saw a line of people heading up around 10, glad I started early. Fun hike, lots of uphill. Would like to see what a winter ascent would be like.
Posted Aug 25, 2013 7:07 pm

dstevenson0204Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2013

dstevenson0204

Visited the grand canyon and checked humphreys off the list while we were there
Posted Jul 14, 2013 5:49 pm

hiker101three out of four  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2013
Enjoyed hiking the Weatherford Trail, well maintained, thanks a million. Spent 6 hours round trip a little more up a little less down. Spectacular 360 view from the summit. As always this climb was dedicated to A.W. who was KIA during GWOT. Adios
Posted Jul 14, 2013 1:33 pm

geoturtleNorth side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

geoturtle

Climbed up Abineau trail on the north side, got to the 3 avalanche paths, picked one, and made for the ridge, the descent down the avy path was quite interesting :)
Posted Jun 25, 2013 6:35 pm

marcell0catLoved it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2013

marcell0cat

First REAL summit.
Loved it.
Mountaineering is in my future.
Posted Jun 16, 2013 2:07 pm

RuvichaEscape from the Heat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2013

Ruvicha

Climbed at the onset of a major heat wave so it was a moderate 69 degrees at the summit with no risk of storms or Humphreys' vaunted winds. We went up on a weekday, encountering a number of groups and solo hikers but no big crowds. The first 3/4 of the hike climbs through forest. The whole trail is well-maintained but we and other hikers that day (both young and old) still found the climb long and strenuous. The last mile involves some minor scrambling on sections above the saddle and treeline. The summit affords fine views but the occasion was diminished by clouds of gnats that swarmed you the minute you stood still. Couldn't agree more with HP#9 about Flagstaff.
Posted Jun 13, 2013 9:20 pm

jdmorehouseHo Hum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2013

jdmorehouse

A pretty dull hike, and not worth the nearly 300 mile drive to it. All trail, hot and dusty. Crowded even on an early Thursday morning.
Posted Jun 13, 2013 1:53 pm

ericdHiking trip from Vegas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2013

ericd

A good day climb reserved for winter. About 2-3hrs hike to an extended crater ridgeline offering top of the world views of Arizona, Painted desert, and Grand canyon. The drive north of Flagstaff is short and picturesque, winding through an aspen forrest ending at the upper lodge of the ski resort. Wind might be a factor but there wasn't any. Post holing was mainly through high alpine forest; we were on the hunt for the downed aircraft. Enjoy!
Posted Mar 28, 2013 10:22 am

MissHLast day of winter, felt like spring  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2013

MissH

We enjoyed the last day of winter with this great snow climb and scenic views. One word of caution, don't go up the ski slopes when they are in operation :) The staff don't like that too much.
Posted Mar 24, 2013 11:50 am

mebo1126One of my favorite hikes  Sucess!

mebo1126

There were a bunch of wildfires raging when I hiked this. Made for some spectacular views. Felt lunar on the summit.
Posted Feb 17, 2013 5:32 pm

mcmurdosound...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2011

mcmurdosound

Great views from the summit. Lots of fires around the mountain. Stayed with friends in Flagstaff and had a great time! Climbed with mebo1126.
Posted Feb 7, 2013 3:45 am

xbaghatten  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2003

xbaghat

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Posted Jan 20, 2013 1:28 am

crazyp43arizona highpont  Sucess!

crazyp43

nice snow climb from the bowl in jan
Posted Jan 14, 2013 12:44 pm

FletchFun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

Fletch

awesome day with the mrs...
Posted Dec 28, 2012 12:42 pm

PrinceOfNorway12,000 ft on 12-12-12!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2012

PrinceOfNorway

Mission 12,000 on 12-12-12 was a success! My father and I decided to do this mountain because of the date, and well, it's also my birthday. The wind was ferocious on top and almost blew me off despite my 200 pound body. It was a lot of fun though, and very pretty. Thanks mountain!
Posted Dec 13, 2012 11:10 am

CatamountStiffest wind ever  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2007

Catamount

Solo hike via the standard approach. Wind was intense. Hard to stand up the last 100 yards or so on the summit pyramid. Actually dove into the wind shelter at the top. State HP #40.
Posted Dec 12, 2012 2:27 am

harborTop of Arizona  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012

harbor

Hiked the standard Humphrey's trail from the Snowbowl. I wish I had been here 2 weeks earlier when all the aspens were at their peak color. The forest floor, however, was very beautifully colored in the leaves from a week or two ago. Pretty busy trail for such a late date. I counted around 50 entries at the register that is a little less than a mile into the trail (with sometimes many people per entry). I hiked up in the afternoon. Was super windy as expected the last half mile. Probably gusts around 30-40 mph at the summit. I had the summit to myself for about 10 minutes before being joined by two other people. Sun set as I was hiking the last half a mile. Gorgeous view of the painted desert sky of Northern Arizona greeted me as I walked back through the meadow to the trail-head. Amazing afternoon. Thanks Arizona! 2nd State High Point. 6th Ultra.
Posted Oct 22, 2012 6:05 pm

JoshSquatchQuick Humphrey's Report  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012
Great hike along the standard Humphreys Peak Trail. Fantastic weather the entire trip, with only a few snow/slick patches scattered here and there. Very little traffic on the way up (started around 7:45 am), but it appeared that the masses came out as I was descending (maybe around 10:30 or so). I would definitely recommend this hike to everyone, but I wouldn't wait too much longer if you are hoping to avoid any substantial snowfall (Winter being just around the corner and whatnot...)

Cheers
Posted Oct 21, 2012 5:42 pm

TonkaJust beat the masses  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2012

Tonka

The aspens were in full color on this nice fall outing and the temps were in the 60's. Started at 8 a.m., which we thought was a bit late, but only ran into a few people on the way. It was on the way down that we encountered dozens of groups. 5 hours round trip. When we got back to the lot it was packed, I mean packed. Snow Bowl during the fall leaves must be the place to go.
Posted Oct 9, 2012 2:34 pm

JTZofreaAwesome way to end my time here  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2012
I've been working in the area for the summer. It was nice to climb up to the peak as a last hike of the season. It helps when you get to hike with a cute hiking partner too! Great weather, good friends, amazing view, couldn't ask for more.
Posted Oct 4, 2012 7:06 pm

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