Humphreys Peak Climber's Log

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siekkid

siekkid - Jan 5, 2015 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014

Bugs at summit!  Sucess!

Summited with my stepdaughter. Great weather, but swarms of gnats at the summit.

Michael Tilden

Michael Tilden - Dec 29, 2014 1:42 pm

Top of AZ  Sucess!

Jammed up to the top with friend. Great views!

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Oct 29, 2014 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2014

From Snowbowl Trailhead  Sucess!

Nice hike in autumn-forrest. Windy at the ridge to the summit. Strong wind at about 50 - 60 mph at the last 100 ft elevation to the summit. Due to wind-chill in the wind i stay only 5 minutes at the top.
I enjoy the views in the surroundig from this freestanding mountain.
Complete trips needs 6 h.

jen.valencia

jen.valencia - Sep 21, 2014 7:17 pm

will always be my favorite  Sucess!

Yet another hike up to Humphrey's Peak. Love the views on the weatherford trail best but the snowbowl side is always great for an impromptu trek.

Ryan Borzea

Ryan Borzea - Aug 11, 2014 11:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2014

Via Snowbowl  Sucess!

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.

funnyfarm

funnyfarm - Jul 29, 2014 9:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2014

What a difference a day makes  Sucess!

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.

mstender

mstender - Jun 23, 2014 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2014

Great weather!  Sucess!

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.

punchline

punchline - May 30, 2014 9:28 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2014

Highpoint #15  Sucess!

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?...

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - May 27, 2014 12:07 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2014

Fresh Snow  Sucess!

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.

kraikes13 - Apr 20, 2014 2:16 pm

Re: Highpoint #22

how was snow coverage that day on Humphreys?

IdahoScott

IdahoScott - Apr 9, 2014 11:00 am Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009

Highpoint #22  Sucess!

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.

Carv

Carv - Jan 22, 2014 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2011

Arizona  Sucess!

Snow Bowl - Summit

Tbacon251

Tbacon251 - Jan 19, 2014 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2014

Windy and Cold  Sucess!

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.

iamrwood

iamrwood - Jan 14, 2014 3:06 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2013

2nd Time is the Charm  Sucess!

Made it to the top this time after the first attempt two days earlier was thwarted by a thunderstorm! [with Jimmy]

cab

cab - Jan 13, 2014 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2014

From AZ Snow Bowl  Sucess!

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.

Kevintheclimber

Kevintheclimber - Dec 27, 2013 11:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2012

Decent hike   Sucess!

But a lot of bugs on the summit ha

Chandra

Chandra - Oct 21, 2013 9:23 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2013

Humphreys Trail  Sucess!

Wonderful hike to the top of Arizona. At 9.30am I was all alone on the summit. Endless views... of just nothing. Gorgeous!

jamesglaze - Oct 18, 2013 12:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2013

HP No. 22  Sucess!

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.

Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Sep 11, 2013 12:33 pm

Re: HP #29

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!

Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Sep 11, 2013 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2013

Finally, some decent weather.  Sucess!

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!

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