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Re: Humphery's Peak

Postby chewbachman » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:59 am

Thank you to all of you for your input. I think we are going to give it a go. Wish us luck on our persuit of the top!
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Re: Humphery's Peak

Postby lcarreau » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:52 pm

Glad you were able to come to a decision. Please, give us some "follow-up" information regarding trail and access conditions upon your return.

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Re: Humphery's Peak

Postby Andinistaloco » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:09 am

Update:

I did a loop of the peak today - up the Weatherford and down the regular route. Though I have been up there a bunch of times and didn't have many issues, the Weatherford could present some challenges in routefinding if you're not familiar with the area. The snowbowl/regular route has been used a lot more in the past week and is in better condition; I would agree with Lionel and others that it is the best way to go at this point. Give the Weatherford another couple weeks to get back into condition.
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Re: Humphery's Peak

Postby lcarreau » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:05 am

Andinistaloco wrote:Give the Weatherford another couple weeks to get back into condition.


Seriously, at WHAT POINT did you gain access to the Weatherford Trail ???

I thought the Forest Service had the trail closed off, due to the Schultz Fire. Is the Lockett Meadows CG open yet? I'm seriously losing ALL patience.

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Re: Humphery's Peak

Postby Andinistaloco » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:24 am

lcarreau wrote:
Andinistaloco wrote:Give the Weatherford another couple weeks to get back into condition.


Seriously, at WHAT POINT did you gain access to the Weatherford Trail ???

I thought the Forest Service had the trail closed off, due to the Schultz Fire. Is the Lockett Meadows CG open yet? I'm seriously losing ALL patience.

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I took the Weatherford from Schultz Tank up to Doyle Saddle. Hiked to Schultz Tank from my house, which is at the base of Elden (took Sandy Seep and Little Elden and a couple other trails). Don't know where the FS has stuff closed off, but apparently I somehow got around that. Anyways, I'd take the Snowbowl route if I were you. Went down it yesterday and it's fairly well stomped.
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Re: Humphery's Peak

Postby lcarreau » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:31 am

Does anybody out there in virtual Cyber-Land know if the Inner Basin is open yet ???

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Re: Humphery's Peak

Postby chewbachman » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:17 am

I took the Snowbowl/regular route yesterday (Saturday, June 4th) and while it had some snow drifts, they were definitely packed enough that they were not a problem. More windy than I had imagined but, but the views from the top were worth it. Thanks to everyone who gave any input on this subject, this was my first post and it's nice to know people are out there to give some feedback!
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Re: Humphery's Peak

Postby Clark_Griswold » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:05 pm

IB is open, but you have to come from the road up by foot, or over the rim.


You should have been up there on Sunday the 29th during the wind storm were town had 64 mph gusts. I can only imagine how it would have been up there.
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Re: Humphery's Peak

Postby chewbachman » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:37 pm

I'm not sure I would even want to imagine what it would have been like up there if the winds were at 64 mph in town...
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Re: Humphery's Peak

Postby Clark_Griswold » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:42 am

I was up there in a storm with winds which we estimated to be over 100 MPH. They were so strong, we were being blown over when crawling, and had to brace ourselves on rock to keep from blowing away. The kind of thing you do once, but would rather not do again.
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Re: Humphery's Peak

Postby xDoogiex » Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:05 pm

im hoping to hit it up on the 18th. any other sp'ers wanna come and watch me get ams. do it up!
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Re: Humphery's Peak

Postby xDoogiex » Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:09 pm

i'll be slacklining in Prescott AZ from the 12th-17th
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Re: Humphery's Peak

Postby Clark_Griswold » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:05 pm

It's storm season, watch the weather.
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Re: Humphery's Peak

Postby xDoogiex » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:43 pm

idk where my good headlamp is. Might have to give in and buy a cheap one. Start mad early
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Re: Humphery's Peak

Postby Clark_Griswold » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:38 pm

The trail and mountain is OPEN, but the main trail access road (Snowbowl Rd of US 180) is closed nightly from 8 PM to 6 AM, therefore open from 6 AM to 8 PM. I think you would be OK if you attempted to come down after 8, but you won't get up before 6 if its blocked off. This is due to workers laying pipe for the bowl.

http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/news/2011/2011-05-23-snowbowl-rd.shtml
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