Humphreys Peak Climber's Log

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seano - Sep 25, 2009 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2009

Standard route  Sucess!

Windy and cold, but a nice hike. It was a bit hazy, but there was still a decent view of the north rim.


cheetah262 - Sep 6, 2009 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009

Whitney warm-up  Sucess!

Hiked this on Thursday in route to Lone Pine and Whitney two days later.

Ryan Burd

Ryan Burd - Aug 27, 2009 9:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2009

My first State highpoint  Sucess!

With Dad and his friend. A hard day.


tcole21 - Aug 26, 2009 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2009

Great View  Sucess!

We left at 2:00 a.m. and reached the summit in time to see the sunrise. It was a great view and nobody was there! On the way down we passed 75+ people. I recommend the early start...

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Aug 17, 2009 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009

A "10" Day  Sucess!

On the drive in there was a herd of about 50 elk, just off the highway. Left the Humphrey's Peak trail head at 5:45 AM and was on the summit by 8:15. Visibility was probably 100 miles with cool temperatures and light winds. I enjoyed sharing the top with Dawn and dog Junior before having 30 minutes of solo time for contemplation of the amazing scenery. On the way back down I counted 130 people and 11 dogs ascending. One more reason besides lightning avoidance to get an early start!


395guy - Aug 6, 2009 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2009

first state highpoint with my son  Sucess!

My 10yo son and I hiked this, his first of 3 state highpoints in 6 days (also NM and CO). We got to the saddle and had to descend and wait out some threatening thunderclouds. Then we went back up and bagged that peak.


bruceg - Jul 31, 2009 2:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2001

Great hike  Sucess!

Took the train from LA to Flagstaff, rented a car and climbed the highest peak in Arizona. A great weekend. Windy on top.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jul 20, 2009 11:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2009

Humphreys Trail  Sucess!

With son Ryan and an old friend. Trip Report


craghag - Jul 18, 2009 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2008

Hump-N-Freeze  Sucess!

It's poor judgement to climb a mountain in the late afternoon with dead batteries in ones headlamp. Joe fortunately had a working lamp but I was still stumbling most of the way down. The moon and the stars were obscured by the towering pines. By the way... the sunset from the peak was spec-freezing-tacular!

Dartmouth Hiker

Dartmouth Hiker - Jul 17, 2009 3:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2009

2nd time from PHX  Sucess!

Climbed again with my mother, this time we both summitted. Cool-to-warm temps, nicely breezy, partly cloudy and hazy all day but no t-storms ever developed. Dealt with the altitude a bit better this time, though I still had a headache on the way down. Seeing a few patches of snow on the upper reaches of Humphreys and Agassiz really cheered me up!


michael350ls1 - Jul 10, 2009 2:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

Harder then i thought  Sucess!

I drove from Texas, slept for about 4 hrs. Spectacular view, and i was sucking a lot of O's.


BethS - Jul 9, 2009 12:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

From the Snowbowl  Sucess!

Nice morning, got some light rain coming back down. I would like to climb this again in the winter to tack on Agassiz Peak.


mrchad9 - Jul 1, 2009 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009

snowbowl route

Left Flagstaff at 5:00 AM- just early enough to beat the crowds. Cool and windy, but plenty of places to bask in the sun. Lots of lightning scars visible on the summit.


TheRootster - Jun 21, 2009 1:41 pm

Group dynamics  Sucess!

Did this one with Penny and her young son Joe. It was the first time I'd met Joe, and he wasn't too sure about me. We didn't get a particularly early start, and on the long hike up, Joe got increasingly grouchygrumbly. I think i was holding out for reaching the saddle and camping there--he wanted to stop...anywhere. It was cold and twilight by the time we reached the saddle. I immediately got the tent set up and the bags in, then fired up the stove. I wasn't paying much attention to what Joe was doing. I got Penny some hot drink and then finally turned to find Joe. There he was, tending an already burning campfire that he had built himself with no input from either Penny or me. Impressive kid, and I must have expressed that thought to him. After that he warmed up to me. Next day we did the peak and no grousing or grumbling was heard from any quarter. A beautiful peak! Great views from the summit. Hey Joe...if you're out there...Happy Trails!

noaz1 - Jun 12, 2009 11:50 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2009

Unbelievable winds  Sucess!

Climbed Humphreys the same day as the previous poster and the winds were indeed tremendous. I would agree with the estimate of 85-95 mph as it was completely impossible for us to stand up on the final 100-yard climb to the top. I have never experienced anything close to it my lifetime. Our group reached the top at about 10:30 and the winds got noticibly worse in the 20 minutes or so we were up there, I can't even imagine what they were like later in the day. Little bit of snow along the trail before timberline. Other than the wind, weather was nice. Reasonably warm (50-60 degrees) and no signs of thunderstorms.


dcsolorunner - Jun 10, 2009 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2009

Windy day  Sucess!

Got to the summit in 2hrs 15min, met alot of people who had turned back due to wind, which was around 85-95mph at the summit, enough to knock someone down. Pretty wild weather, partly cloudy, wind was definatley the most memorable thing tough. Great hike, great 360 views.


Bombchaser - May 31, 2009 6:33 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2009

Third peak climbed that day  Sucess!

I started at Lockett Meadow and climbed straight up the south slope of Rees Peak. I then headed to Aubineau Peak and summit it via the east slope. After that I summitted Humphreys via it's east slope. All three of these ascents were steep, and difficult. After Humpreys Peak I headed down the trail on the west side to near the saddle between Humphreys and Agassiz and descend striaght down the scree and snow covered slope into the valley.

adventurebug - May 17, 2009 6:12 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2009

Whew!  Sucess!

Good hike! Snow on about 1/2 the trail below tree line, several downed trees. Being a Florida girl this was definitely the highest elevation I've hiked by far! No idea how people do this in 5 hours roundtrip, took us 3.5 hours to come down at a quick pace and only 1 short stop.


ericnoel - May 5, 2009 12:43 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2009

Humphreys  Sucess!

Icy hard snow covered some N facing slopes but the S slopes were surprisingly snow free. I made up a little bit of a potpourri route but it worked out just fine. Not my first time on this mtn and perhaps not the last.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - May 2, 2009 12:38 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2005

snowless  Sucess!

A surprisingly snowless climb on a relatively balmy day. 3 hours 40 minutes up and 27 degrees on top with great views. Early winter '05 had the lightest snowfalls on record.

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