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Humphreys Peak end of January

Postby Brad F » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:29 pm

Hey everyone. I'll be down in Arizona at the end of January and was considering heading up Humphreys Peak. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge that they would like to share about Humphreys this time of year? What is the snow situation typically like?
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Re: Humphreys Peak end of January

Postby gwave47 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:55 am

Be up on the snow report. If they get a lot of snow, you would need snowshoes to leave the slopes. Tried Humphrey's in Dec. of 07 about 2 days after it received 30 inches or so of snow. As soon as you got off the ski slopes, it was all post holing to about mid thigh.
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Re: Humphreys Peak end of January

Postby sm0421 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:50 pm

http://www.summitpost.org/humphreys-pea ... 011/697876

Check out my report - feb.10.2011

I agree with gwave47, check the snow condition and bring your snowshoes just in case, I didn't bring mine.

Also be careful about route finding - sometimes in winter you will be the only one in the mountain and trails are non-existent above treeline, so know where you came out of treeline is essential.

It also gets very windy up there.

-Alex
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