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shsnyderRoute Climbed: Humphrey's Trail Date Climbed: September 20, 2005  Sucess!
Came up from Phoenix Friday night and camped out on the ski slope. The elk were in their rut and bugled all night. Reached the summit about 10:30 the next morning. It was incredibly cold and windy on this day; many people turned back at the saddle due to the wind. Even with that, it was an incredibly beautiful hike, and I will definitely do it again.
Posted Oct 29, 2005 10:34 pm

dysctiRoute Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: September 1st, 2005  Sucess!

dyscti

This was a great climb through forest and then rocks. The false summit was kind of depressing but the view made up for it.
Posted Oct 29, 2005 3:59 pm

forjanRoute Climbed: Humphrey's Peak Trail Date Climbed: October 22, 2005  Sucess!

forjan

An excellent autumn day in the San Francisco Peaks range: sunny, clear & crisp, no wind, yellow and fiery orange aspen leaves. Downside was dozens and dozens of tourists. Drove out of Phoenix at 7:00am. Arrived at the Humphrey's Peak trailhead at 9:20am. Started the hike at 9:32am, summited at 12:12pm. Spend 35 minutes at the summit....had excellent views all-around (e.g. Grand Canyon to the north). Left summit at 12:47pm, back at my car at 2:15pm (about 4hrs 45 min roundtrip). Drove through Sedona on my way south to Phoenix. Great day to be out.
Posted Oct 23, 2005 1:51 pm

timibeRoute Climbed: Humphreys-Weatherford Date Climbed: September 25, 2005  Sucess!

timibe

It was a beautiful hike. There are some challenging parts at the top with some boulder scrambling. It took me 5 hours to summit, but I did take it slow. My dog loved it!
Posted Sep 27, 2005 11:40 pm

AndinistalocoRoute Climbed: Just about all of them. Date Climbed: 1994 - present

Andinistaloco

I've been up this peak something like 20 times, and it's almost always been a lot of fun. Personal favorite - a route that took me unwittingly by some airplane wreckage on the way. Favorite descent - scree run into the inner basin. Pretty easy hike, but be prepared to descend quickly in the event of a storm!
Posted Sep 14, 2005 1:42 am

MarkeymarkRoute Climbed: Humphreys Trail Date Climbed: August 21, 2005  Sucess!
A good day for hiking, not too much sun and very little wind.
Posted Aug 25, 2005 11:57 pm

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: Humphreys Peak Trail Date Climbed: 20 August 2005  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

Great hike with beautiful weather. Lots of hikers out today.
Posted Aug 25, 2005 1:40 pm

SusanMRoute Climbed: Humphrey's Trail Date Climbed: August 21, 2005  Sucess!

SusanM

The trail was gentle and very scenic. I'd like to try a winter climb here.
Posted Aug 22, 2005 4:16 am

trip4182Route Climbed: Humphrey's Peak trail Date Climbed: July 24th, 2005  Sucess!

trip4182

Started before first light at 4:45 am. made it to summit at 7:15. not a soul in sight. on way back passed about 100 hikers. beautiful trail.
Posted Jul 24, 2005 7:32 pm

peakcrazyRoute Climbed: Inner basin to weatherford trail Date Climbed: June 7 2005

peakcrazy

It was a great day with no wind at all ans the temp was in the 50s on the way up but had to go back down because of a thunderstorm, we summited the next day earlier to make sure we would not have to turn back again. The MSR snowshoes worked great. Bring treking poles to help the balance
Posted Jul 1, 2005 8:00 pm

dkoelleRoute Climbed: from ski area base Date Climbed: May 12, 2005  Sucess!
It's been a heavy snow year in the Southwest! Started from the ski area parking lot at 5:50 AM, with snow to the car. I got into the main valley between Agassiz and Humphrey, and not knowing exactly how to proceed, climbed the path of least resistance partway up Agassiz. Soon I realized I needed to traverse left to Humphreys...not a big deal. Snow was firm but not too icy, I did fine with ski poles and boots. The water kept freezing in the mouthpiece of my water bladder device. Topped out by 9 AM and hung out in light winds, but still got cold in the brilliant sun. The ski descent was fantastically amazing, as were the views of Grand Canyon and the Sedona areas in the distance. Descended the steeper "direct' route. Magnifique. The back bowl was stuffed with snow. Big cornices on the summit ridge.
Posted Jun 3, 2005 6:52 pm

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: Main Date Climbed: May 28, 2005  Sucess!

rmjwinters

Dicey weather day, but what else is new for Humphreys. Plenty of snow left. My wife, Melissa, and I summited and quickly retreated due to lightning.
Posted Jun 2, 2005 11:56 am

mountaingazelleRoute Climbed: Humphrey's Trail Date Climbed: June 27, 2003  Sucess!

mountaingazelle

I hiked this one alone after I hiked the Zion Narrows the day before. Despite having giardia at the time, I kept a good pace hiking to the top. The weather was hot and very windy on the ridge. It was interesting to read that these mountains have the highest timberline in the U.S. The view of the surrounding mountains and desert was good.
Posted May 1, 2005 9:38 pm

easleygoneRoute Climbed: Snow Bowl Date Climbed: Feb 1988  Sucess!
Winter climb made it tough but what a great summit

day! Thigh deep getting to the ridge which was

heavily corniced all the way to the false summits

and beyond to the true summit. My climbing partner

was Pete Simpson.
Posted Apr 4, 2005 12:27 am

Scott WesemannDate Climbed: May 2001  Sucess!

Scott Wesemann

Climbed with Adam Roddy and Dustin Call. This peak is pretty easy, although I did get a little altitude sickness about 11,500. Once on top I felt a little better, but the weather was moving in, so we did not stay long. Off to the Grand Canyon.
Posted Mar 29, 2005 12:02 pm

maraudersRoute Climbed: Standard Snowbowl route Date Climbed: March 21, 2005  Sucess!

marauders

Outstanding Day! I started at Snowbowl and broke through 10 inches of powder up to the timberline. The trail breaking was brutal. Once I hit the open, west slopes, a consistent, strong wind took care of the powder and left a solid layer of crust. I hiked in a whiteout up toward the Humphreys/Agassiz Ridge, but by the time I hit the ridge the clouds were breaking. The scenery was breathtaking.



I traversed from Humphreys' summit to Agassiz's summit under broken clouds and sunshine, then took a nice glissade down Agassiz's west ridge to the Snowbowl ski area.



There was a stiff wind on the entire ridgeline that make hiking difficult at times (constant 40 mph, gusts up to 60 mph). The trip took 7.5 hours. I would highly recommend it. Between the two summits, I thought the Agassiz scenery was more impressive.
Posted Mar 23, 2005 12:52 am

thebeave7Route Climbed: Spur Ridge from Snobowl Date Climbed: Feb 27th, 2005  Sucess!

thebeave7

We ascended the spur ridge from the Snobowl that joins the false summit at 12098ft. We spent several hours weeving through the trees in several feet of powder(on snowshoes). Finally topping out on the ridge, and then taking our time cramponing up the ridge to the summit. We then descended back down bowl near the Aggasiz/Humphreys saddle to the ski resort. A beautiful day up top, no other hikers, but many people skiing/boarding the bowls.

Eric J Lee
Posted Feb 28, 2005 1:24 pm

gcapRoute Climbed: Snowbowl ridge Date Climbed: February 16, 2005  Sucess!

gcap

4-6 inches fresh powder night before climb. Beautiful sunny day. Took Agassiz lift and hiked from the snowbowl. Snow drifts were very deep at points - especially on summit, where the summit marker post was completely buried. Stashed snowboard and boots halfway up the bowl - made a nice ride down!
Posted Feb 21, 2005 3:50 pm

LinejudgeRoute Climbed: Humphreys Trail Date Climbed: August 16, 2002  Sucess!
I got an early start on a Saturday morning and made it to the top by 11:00. Had the top to myself and didn't see anyone until I started down and then I passed someone every couple of minutes. I had a great time and almost wished I lived in Flagstaff.
Posted Feb 9, 2005 5:11 pm

wwellsRoute Climbed: Standard - Snowbowl trailhead Date Climbed: August 16, 2002  Sucess!

wwells

I foolishly left the trailhead late the day before and was driven back down below the treeline by lightning from an impressive early afternoon thunderstorm. Frustrated, I stayed in Flagstaff that night, hit the trail early the next morning, and reached the summit under perfect conditions by 10 a.m. Lesson learned!
Posted Feb 2, 2005 1:42 am

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