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Ryan BorzeaVia Snowbowl  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2014

Ryan Borzea

Enjoyed this summit with my wife, we camped at the Flagstaff KOA (half hour from the trailhead) the night before and after. We were able to see Flagstaff, Sunset Crater, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon from the top!
I logged 10.4 miles with 3000' ele. gain round trip with my GPS.
Posted Aug 11, 2014 11:18 am

funnyfarmWhat a difference a day makes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2014


I arrived on the 16th and clouds obscured the top and there were thunderstorms.
I hiked the next day in almost perfect weather. I started early and the views were great. Could easily see the north rim of the Grand Canyon.
My 12th high point.
Posted Jul 29, 2014 9:07 am

mstenderGreat weather!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2014


Had great weather all day though a bit windy and chilly at the saddle. Views weren't that great because it was a bit hazy towards the North. Overall a great and fun hike.
Posted Jun 23, 2014 12:10 pm

punchlineHighpoint #15  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2014


Part of a loop through the SW to catch Wheeler (NM) and Humphrey's with a few days of vacation that I had. This was my second attempt as we turned around about 200 ft. from the summit due to bad weather in early March. As we summited the weather moved in and it started snowing which turned to rain about the time we got back down to timberline. We had our snowshoes just in case but the snow looks to be pretty much gone - oh well, better to be over prepared and get weird looks by the others on the trail that were going up in shorts and tee shirts - WTF?...
Posted May 30, 2014 9:28 pm

MountainHikerCOFresh Snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2014


The mountain got some fresh snow the night before and also the previous day. Along with the snow he trail was icy in places. MicroSpikes and a pole were helpful. No flotation needed. We had some wind on top along with some dark clouds. The day cleared and became sunny on our way down.
Posted May 27, 2014 12:07 am

kraikes13Re: Highpoint #22
how was snow coverage that day on Humphreys?
Posted Apr 20, 2014 2:16 pm

IdahoScottHighpoint #22  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009


My first stop an an epic 10 day trip through the southwest that involved some climbing and mountain biking. Very cold and windy that day at the top.
Posted Apr 9, 2014 11:00 am

CarvArizona  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2011


Snow Bowl - Summit
Posted Jan 22, 2014 3:25 pm

Tbacon251Windy and Cold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2014


Reached the summit with good friends, Mareshah and Ryan. There was a lot of snow down low and snow shoes were required. Very windy at the summit. Views were great. You could even see the Grand Canyon that day.
Posted Jan 19, 2014 1:10 pm

iamrwood2nd Time is the Charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2013


Made it to the top this time after the first attempt two days earlier was thwarted by a thunderstorm! [with Jimmy]
Posted Jan 14, 2014 3:06 am

cabFrom AZ Snow Bowl  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2014


This was a winter ascent, but due to it being a low snow year, we only needed boots and poles to get to the summit.

We started off following the summer trail from the Snow Bowl ski resort, but missed a switchback (even though the trail had a good boot pack) when we reached a wide, obvious old avalanche chute that we went out to investigate. We ended up going straight up the chute hopping from rock to rock to avoid postholing and came upon the 1944 B-24 airplane wreck that was an interesting find. We continued straight up the slope above treeline to the summit ridge and followed that north to the summit.

On the descent, we followed the ridge to the low saddle with Agassiz and followed the boot packed trail down to the trailhead.
Posted Jan 13, 2014 12:31 pm

KevintheclimberDecent hike   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2012


But a lot of bugs on the summit ha
Posted Dec 27, 2013 11:57 pm

ChandraHumphreys Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2013


Wonderful hike to the top of Arizona. At 9.30am I was all alone on the summit. Endless views... of just nothing. Gorgeous!
Posted Oct 21, 2013 9:23 pm

jamesglazeHP No. 22  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2013
Summited with my two daughters (No. 9) and high school running buddy. A nice day to climb, and the ascent was ok. Reached the top mid morning, just ahead of the first thunder. Descent very hard due to rocks and roots all the way, but only light intermittent rain. We met a woman who climbs this mountain every week (wow). This was the first on a five state highpoint trip which also included 12 national parks plus Mount Rushmore.
Posted Oct 18, 2013 12:17 am

Jimmy RiversRe: HP #29

Jimmy Rivers

It wasn't a storm scare, but a major storm and every other hiker turned back. It was the poorest decision you've made while hiking with us on a trip. You shouldn't have been hiking in the first place. Very bad decision making sir, and i had to call you out in this forum!
Posted Sep 11, 2013 12:33 pm

Jimmy RiversFinally, some decent weather.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2013

Jimmy Rivers

State HP #29 - Apparently, it is monsoon season in northern Arizona in August/September. This was our second try at Humphrey's Peak, as just a few days earlier, we were turned back by lightening .75 miles and 500 feet below the summit. On that 1st try, my friend decided to go forward and summit in the heavy rain/storm clouds, against better judgement, while we turned back. Fast forward to Sept 3rd, the weather was much nicer, and we started out very early. My gf and I hiked quickly, making record time up a trail, and were successful! Very pretty country in northern AZ, and could see the Grand Canyon from the summit too!
Posted Sep 11, 2013 12:31 pm

azmitchYoungest on the summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2013
My wife and I, along with my 16 month old daughter, made it to the summit. It was a great hike. Took us 4 hours to summit and once we got to the top...a storm passed over and had to book it to the saddle. We were told by a native hiker of Humphrey's, that he thinks our daughter was the youngest to summit...would like to see if that is true. As we were coming down we met a man that was 77 years old, he was determined to summit for the last time in his life. Might the youngest and the oldest summit the same day?!
Posted Sep 9, 2013 12:24 am

yadahzoemtnWindy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2012


Great hike. Very Windy.
Posted Sep 3, 2013 8:32 pm

THalkyHP #29  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013


After a week of hiking on a bum leg the ascent was fine. A little storm scare on the last mile, but not enough to turn me back. The decent however on an injured leg took me 3x as long as it should. almost 6 hours in the rain.
Posted Sep 3, 2013 11:38 am

kteichertHP #30  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013


Great Labor Day hike. Slept in the Snow Bowl parking lot, and started the hike at 4:15am. Got to the saddle between Agassiz and Humphrey's right when the sun was about to rise. Tried to make it to the summit before sunrise, but was about 10 minutes behind. I made it to the summit in 1 hour 52 minutes. My dog Niko made it with me. His first state highpoint. Hopefully many more to come for him.
Posted Sep 3, 2013 12:48 am

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