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Ascent of Humphreys Peak on 2010-08-21

Climber: Joe Kuehn

Others in Party:3
Date:Saturday, August 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Humphreys Peak
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:12633 ft / 3850 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trip to summit was from the Weatherford trailhead--the long route. Trip went fine, the weather was great. Even took the time to make the short climb down to an old abandoned vehicle that we'd seen on previous trip. But, if truth be told, the trail is really in pitiful shape. You don't see as much of the scenery as you'd like because you are concentrating on nearly every step on the way down for fear of stumbling on the fist size rocks that make up the trail. We came across a woman who got a substantial gash in her forehead from tripping. If one is interested in climbing the tallest peak in Arizona, hike it from the well-traveled trail on the Snow Bowl side. If you are interested in a longer training hike, as we were, there are much better choices than the Weatherford trail.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle
Ascent Statistics
    Trailhead:Weatherford Trailhead  
Descent Statistics



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