Humphreys Peak Climber's Log

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The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2003

HP #37  Sucess!

What a trip that was...!!
With my longtime friend Eric...
We flew to Phoenix, rented a car, drove to Flagstaff;
The gate was clodes at the TH because they had received new snow... We camped at the base... woke up the next morning and went for it from the bottom near the road...
It was crazy... we got to the top at 16:03... just three minutes shy of our turn around time...
We almost got caught in an avalanche high up near Agassiz...

hockeyman

hockeyman - Mar 7, 2007 5:06 pm

Solo trip  Sucess!

A trip I made a long time ago. Was living in Tempe at the time. Drove up, camped solo, had coyote problems. Summitted the next day - no issues. Nice day.

lizrdboy

lizrdboy - Feb 28, 2007 3:28 am

Winter Solo  Sucess!

Awesome peak. I did this peak on my way from Albuquerque to LA. Took half a day. Not bad. I had to pry the summit register out of the ice. I was the first to sign in a while.

weeds19

weeds19 - Feb 20, 2007 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2001

Group hike  Sucess!

A group of three of us headed over from ABQ and camped near the trailhead before our hike the next day. The trail was crowded and there was quite a cross-section of America represented on the mountain. The summit had a huge amount of swarming bugs so we spent very little time there before heading down.

cdog

cdog - Jan 28, 2007 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2005

Agassiz to Humphreys traverse  Sucess!

left early and climbed straight up the ski lift to the Agassiz summit. Early 2005 had LOTS of snow (maybe 300% normal), so this felt like a true winter hike.
Traversed over to Humphreys and descended straight down the skiers right side of the snowbowl.
trip report

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 28, 2007 2:53 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2002

Main Trail  Sucess!

We car camped at the trailhead and climbed the mountain with our dog the next morning. Photos are here: Humphrey's Peak hike

LC

LC - Jan 12, 2007 3:54 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2006

Normal route  Sucess!

Started at 7am and found the going pretty quick. Summitted at around 9am. Met a couple of ladies up on the summit and we cowered around the shelters as 60 mph winds blew all around us. Good times.

eferesen

eferesen - Dec 29, 2006 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2005

Humphreys Trail  Sucess!

What a fine trail. I moved to Flagstaff on the 19th and summited this on 21st. It was such a thrill. There was dutch hiker who was practically running up this thing. Pretty amazing. This peak is 12633 feet.

osatrik

osatrik - Dec 11, 2006 6:13 am Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2006

Late Fall Summit  Sucess!

Dan L and I climbed in a dusting of a few inches of snow, which was largely gone a week later when we came out of our 5 day trip through the Grand Canyon. Weather was perfect. We only saw three others on the trail, although none of them were summiting. Humphreys was number 42 of my 49 state high points, and the first new SHP I'd climbed in over twelve years. This marked the beginning of the end of my quest, which was completed in June 2009, nearly 24 after visiting my first SHP.

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Oct 23, 2006 10:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2004

Windy windy windy  Sucess!

Lots of people on the mountain. Surprisingly, no one got blown off! Good views of the Grand Canyon.

woodstrider

woodstrider - Oct 3, 2006 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006

A Perfect Day On Humphreys Peak  Sucess!

After seriously considering going up the Abineau Canyon approach, this unmitagated peak-bagger opted for the quickest way up, starting from the Snow Bowl Lodge. The most popular approach, I saw many people and dogs on this trail. About 6 years ago a friend and I tried for this high point but were unable to hike it as the area was closed due to a forest fire here at that time, we could see the smoke from the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
Now as I hiked up above tree line I could look over to the Grand Canyon and see smoke from a fire there. Ironic.
I got a very late start and finished the last mile in the dark. It had been a perfect day to be out on the peak. Walk in Beauty.

shawniemc

shawniemc - Oct 3, 2006 1:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2006

Kicked off a big trip  Sucess!

On my way to the Sierra where a friend and I did Whitney. Humphreys was a nice way to get the road trip going.

JohnMcPike

JohnMcPike - Sep 30, 2006 10:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2006

No longer a sign at the top  Sucess!

It was a beautiful day to hike. Started at 6am, summited around 10:55am and got back down to trailhead at 2:25pm.

The section between the saddle and the summit was tough but was exhilarating when accomplished.

bnschwerin

bnschwerin - Aug 9, 2006 2:05 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2006

Trail toTop  Sucess!

We passed a bicyclist while driving up to TH who later passed us just before the summit, he had rode from Flagstaff, which made our feat not as impressive. Luckily he was able to take our picture as no one else was around, there was almost no traffic on the Mountain, I was quite suprised. There was however a severe swarm of unidentified bugs at the summit, which caused us, unfortunately, to stay on top about 60 seconds. Weather was perfect, no wind, and temps in the mid 70s.

Cornvallis

Cornvallis - Jul 11, 2006 5:20 am

A little wind  Sucess!

Capped off a nice week in Arizona for us. Spent the prior five days in the Grand Canyon and Havasu Canyon. The wind at the summit was the strongest I have ever experienced. Unreal, we had to crawl at times. Very nice area.

Kerstin

Kerstin - Jun 19, 2006 4:03 am

From the Snowbowl  Sucess!

I climbed this peak twice. In September of '85 we nearly got blown off the peak. It was very difficult to even stand once we got near the top. In late October of the same year there was some snow but it was calm and clear with lots of interesting rime on the summit rocks...and what a view!

Hapey McHape

Hapey McHape - Jun 9, 2006 3:53 am Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2005

Main Trail  Sucess!

Cold and windy but otherwise a great hike. The north rim of the Grand Canyon is clear. Hardly any snow which was surprising.

Livelife4Summits

Livelife4Summits - Jun 7, 2006 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006

Heat and Humid and Buggy Summit  Sucess!

Its a buggy mess on top and the saddle approach can be a bit tough at times...otherwise its a nice one to tackle on a Sunday afternoon...

Scott Wisher

Scott Wisher - Jun 1, 2006 1:53 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

Humphrey's in May  Sucess!

On a business trip to Phoenix, I made my way up to Flagstaff for some hiking. What a great mountain. Of course, the winds almost blew me back to Phoenix.

To see more photos from this hike, click here.

Luciano136

Luciano136 - May 31, 2006 3:55 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2006

Hurricane forces on Humphreys peak

Had to abort about 30 yards from the summit. Winds were insanely strong! Thought I was going to get blown off the mountain. Posted a trip report of that day.

http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/197195/humphreys-peak-in-a-category-3-hurricane.html

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