Mount Humphreys Arizona

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by Castlereagh » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:45 am

made Humphreys Wednesday. Couldn't find the Dutchman but went straight up and traversed over to the West Ridge. Beautiful day but it was way too warm. The traverse to the saddle was treacherous as hell, I went up a little after the saddle but decided not to do Agassiz since I couldn't see a good descent route with the slushy snow

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by McCannster » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:49 pm

If I wanted to do a Humphreys-Aggassiz link-up next Sunday, May 9, what sort of conditions would I be looking at? Is there even enough snow to do Aggasiz legally? Will I be pulled over and taken into custody for looking like an illegal immigrant before I even get to the TH?

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by CClaude » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:55 pm

from my kitchen window, it looks like there is still alot of snow up there. Haven't skied recently. Weather is suppose to go to #$!! this weekend

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by Andinistaloco » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:26 pm

McCannster wrote:If I wanted to do a Humphreys-Aggassiz link-up next Sunday, May 9, what sort of conditions would I be looking at? Is there even enough snow to do Aggasiz legally? Will I be pulled over and taken into custody for looking like an illegal immigrant before I even get to the TH?


No, it's not legal now... unless you can find a way to stay in the snow the whole way, which I couldn't see when I was up on the peak. In fact, if you do it you'll not only be deported as an illegal alien - you'll be fined the extra $500 for being on the peak. Hell, just do Humphreys - it's a blast in its own right.

Weather might improve by then but it's going to be shitty this weekend. Might even get some more snow.

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Schultz Fire continue to work toward the San Francisco Peaks

by Yury » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:29 am

According to "USA Today" "Schultz Fire continued to work toward the San Francisco Peaks".

Does it mean that Mt. Humphreys trail will be going through burned out forest?

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by lcarreau » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:02 am

Yeah, that's really a pisser!

As you can see, the fire burned to the northeast of the origin,
because that's the direction the wind was blowing.

In a few more years, the elk will be "thriving" in that burned-out
area!

Thanks for the link, man!

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by Steven Cross » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:56 am

Here is an interesting trip report from somebody hiking Humphreys Peak the day the fire started. Really good photos.

http://spleen-me.com/blog/?p=1914

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by Andinistaloco » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:06 am

Steven Cross wrote:Here is an interesting trip report from somebody hiking Humphreys Peak the day the fire started. Really good photos.

http://spleen-me.com/blog/?p=1914


Excellent link, Steve... I was up there that day and yes, the flames seemed to be a couple hundred feet high at times. Incredible.

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by Steven Cross » Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:53 am

My parents live just east of the burn area. Their neighborhood was under alert to be evacuated. Thankfully they never had to leave there area. But now they had a pretty bad flood wash down the mountain and flood the neighborhood out. Many house were pretty badly damaged, but their house was fine. The worst part of the flood was a 12 year old girl got swept away and died. It's going to be crazy going back to this area again seeing the fire and flood damage.

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Re: Mount Humphreys Arizona

by lcarreau » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:28 pm

They received 9"-14" of snow at Snowbowl, with more expected tonight.

That fire really burned a huge acreage of land, as seen from Highway 89.

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