Ascent of Humphreys Peak on 2016-10-29
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, October 29, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||12633 ft / 3850 m|
Ascent Trip Reporti followed the maintained trail up, passing many parties, and passed by a couple trail runners. the maintained trail is an easy 13% grade for the first ~3mi then ramps up to ~20% grade for the finish. you don't break out above the tree line until that last ~mile or so: views are limited until that point.
the weather wasn't all that great, clouds would roll over the summit every few minutes. but in between the clouds i was treated to the generally great views at this summit. the wind discouraged me from eating my lunch at the summit, and instead i choose to return along the crest to the relative shelter of the saddle before snacking.
it's a shame agassiz is off-limits. it looks like a great climb. the side which is visible from the humphreys trail has wonderful copper, orange, and lime green colourings. hiking it in the winter when there's snow cover (and legal) would seem to lose some of this beauty. some day perhaps i'll return for that though.
on the way down, just as i was getting bored of the maintained trail i spotted a use trail heading relatively straight down. this would take me through the ski hills, and generally provide me with much better views, and a much more satisfying -20% grade to finish it up. the shortcut shaved ~0.8 mi from the downhill.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3363 ft / 1025 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||3363 ft / 1025 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||9 mi / 14.4 km|
| Grade/Class:||class 1|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Weather:||Cold, Windy, Partly Cloudy|
| Gain on way in:||3363 ft / 1025 m|
| Distance:||4.9 mi / 7.9 km|
| Route:||humphreys trail|
| Start Trailhead:||snowbowl day use area 9270 ft / 2825 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 23 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||3363 ft / 1025 m|
| Distance:||4.1 mi / 6.5 km|
| Route:||humphreys trail + XC through ski hill|
| End Trailhead:||snowbowl day use area 9270 ft / 2825 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 25 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: humphreys|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3363 ft / 1025 m Total Trip Loss: 3363 ft / 1025 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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