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pommaceneed more O2!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2008
first time that high. being a flatlander, i spent the previous night in Flag at 7k feet. didn't help. locals were drifting by me like i was carrying a lead ball. wicked windy on the ridge, but not impossible. still some snow drifts on the Humphrey's trail in spots, but no problem, and melting quickly. all in all, awesome.
Posted Jun 20, 2008 2:09 pm

Clark_GriswoldSo many times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

Clark_Griswold

I made 81 summits from several routes in under 5 years. I've summited in all seasons, with my favorite being winter, and in all types of conditions: during the day, during full moons at night, in Calm winds and 100 MPH+ winds that knocked me over while crawling, with visibility that was upwards of 200 miles, and less than 50 feet, in fog and snow, and in clear blue bird conditions. Sure, I repeat it a lot, but it's close by and its a great peak.
The date recorded was my first summit.
Posted Jun 10, 2008 1:00 pm

thexcatLots and lots of mushrooms  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1995

thexcat

Have hiked up several times in summer season. This one time, my family noticed that there were edible mushrooms - EVERYWHERE! I think they were shitakes, but can't quite remember. Luckily we had lots of plastic bags. Took home over 100lbs worth.
Posted Jun 5, 2008 6:09 pm

McClimberWinter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2005

McClimber

Spent the craziest night on the top. Broke two tent poles. Wild storm that out did anything on Denali.
Posted Jun 3, 2008 2:43 am

StumblingBearRocks In My Pockets
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 1990

StumblingBear

Since my truck was in the shop in Flag andI couldn't work I decided to climb the peak. As I approached the summit a guy heading down said "watchout you don't get blown off the top" I thought he was joking til I was less than a hundred feet from the summit. I dropped to the ground, tightened all the straps on my pack and zipped up my jacket then crawled to the summit. From behind the rock wind break I would grip my camera tightly, take a shot then duck back down. Could see all the way to the canyon so was a good summit day.
Posted May 19, 2008 10:39 am

ericwillhiteAll right  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2008

ericwillhite

Heavy snow year, the trail was well under snow till treeline. Above treeline was nice, came back on the ski area slopes and that was much nicer. Report, map and pictures at http://www.willhiteweb.com/state_highpoint/arizona/mount_humphreys_184.htm
Posted May 7, 2008 11:13 am

Sam PageDistant view of Grand Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 1994

Sam Page

I forget the exact date. Solo.
Posted Apr 19, 2008 9:34 pm

jimeganHUMPHREYS PK  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2003

jimegan

DAY TRIP FROM LAS VEGAS WITH LUBA, NICK N MEETING JACK BEARD OF LAKESIDE, MT, IN FLAGSTAFF
Posted Feb 7, 2008 11:43 am

POLUKOSmoky day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2007

POLUKO

Very nice day and the winds were gusty but easily tolerated. This was my first time above 10,000 ft and humbled by the difference. A puff of smoke in the morning about 30 miles to the south became a blanket of smoke covering 180 degress of the view by the afternoon. Interesting day and a great hike.
Posted Dec 16, 2007 1:23 pm

lcarreauHumphreys Trail Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1992

lcarreau

I was employed at Grand Canyon NP. While there, somebody
informed me how Humphreys was often raked by the wind.
I checked the weather, and finally went for it. It was a
beautiful day, really fun looking down on Inner Basin to
the east. I remember meeting two people & a dog at the windy summit. This is the top of Arizona!
Posted Dec 8, 2007 2:58 pm

bgriffsSurprisingly Tricky  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2005

bgriffs

Route finding was a bit difficult after the substantial avalanche a few months earlier. We made it, but it took us quite a while. After the ordeal of getting to the top, we spotted dogs and a man sporting sandals and a hawaiian shirt. Did we miss a sign?
Posted Nov 27, 2007 2:02 am

Stu BrandelWind 1, Hikers 0
Date Climbed: May 17, 1994

Stu Brandel

Did not know about high wind advisory - did not even feel wind until we reached ridge. My friend huddled himself into a notch between boulders and after not much debate, we retreated down with only 600 feet to go.
Posted Nov 15, 2007 8:37 pm

Moogie737Gone With the Wind  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2007

Moogie737

Cloudless skies. 10% precip chance. No problems, right? Wrong. After launching our hike from the base of the Hart Prairie chair lift (3 J-johns, all without toilet paper!), menacing winds became evident as we approached the saddle. The entire west side of the mountains was blanketed with thick hoar frost - most elegant had it not been for the raging winds up high. Making it to the summit took determination and occasional shelter behind either boulders or the east side of the ridge. Sub-freezing temps and 40 mph winds make for an interesting foe. Ben and I reached the summit in 3+03 and gladly took refuge in the rock wind break. Beautiful hike, though. Climbed for 2nd time 9-12-08 with Brent and Lee. This time there was virtually no wind and what a difference that made! I submitted a short trip report about this second hike and it can be found on the page for Wheeler Peak (NM) under the title about "Two-fers." #3 10-26-12 Mit besonderer Begleiterin. Schoener Tag, ein bisschen Wind oben, fast kein Schnee. 3+16 nach oben. #4 3-1-13. First winter ascent-solo. Followed route described in the "comments" section by Jeff12633. Horrendous north winds on the entire route above the bomber wreckage, especially on the ridge leading to the summit ridge. Did not don my ss until the descent. 3+26 up, 2+18 down.
Posted Oct 18, 2007 2:24 pm

Montana MattBeautiful clear day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2003

Montana Matt

Agree with some of the other posts that this peak is very windy on top, but it is a great hike and a great view once on top. I could see the red rocks of Sedona the day I summited.
Posted Sep 30, 2007 4:08 pm

hans.schenkTrailhead at Snowbowl  Sucess!

hans.schenk

Climbed this in July 1998. It seemed like a long slog through the forest, but once we reached the saddle, my wife stayed behind and I humped it to the top as quick as I could. There sure were a lot of bugs!
Posted Sep 23, 2007 4:07 pm

alpspitzeFrom Snowbowl  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2002

alpspitze

Day trip from Vegas. Left 1:30am, hit the trail at around 6am. Summited Humphreys and then Agassiz and back down around 1:30pm.
Back to Vegas around 7pm. All around a great day.
Posted Sep 23, 2007 3:40 pm

Dartmouth HikerIn one day from Phoenix--bad idea!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2007

Dartmouth Hiker

My highest hike by some 4,500 feet. Left Phoenix at 5 AM with my mother and proceeded straight up the trail. 3 hours to saddle, where my mother had to stop due to the altitude, and another 50 mins to the top. Beautiful views on top, in the 50s, and only a hearty breeze or two. I had a bit of a nasty altitude headache on the way down, but I made the top!

I WILL be back, though I'll be sure to acclimate in Flagstaff next time!
Posted Sep 22, 2007 11:51 pm

dr_gonzHumphrey's Trail  Sucess!

dr_gonz

Didn't get on the mountain until 4pm. Reached the summit late. We camped right now top! =-] great memories climbing with B-Fro.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 3:52 pm

cackalackyclimberHumphrey's Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 1999

cackalackyclimber

Climbed Humphrey's after a business trip to PHX and a job interview that would move me to Flagstaff in December 1999. Needless to day I climbed Humphrey's a few more times after I moved there...great mountain!!!
Posted Sep 4, 2007 1:26 pm

ClodhopperNeed Snowshoes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2007

Clodhopper

Lots of snow on the trail still. Next time I need snowshoes, lots of needless effort without them. Great hike.
Posted Sep 3, 2007 8:43 pm

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