Humphreys Peak (12,633 ft)

Hi all,

This Sunday, I'm leading a hike to the highest point in AZ -- Humphreys Peak near Flagstaff.  The hike starts at 9,300 ft elevation and gains another 3,300 ft in 4.5 miles.  Yup, the air will be thin!

We'll be hiking through dense pine forests, but eventually topping out above treeline with panoramic views of surrounding plateaus.  This is a difficult and challenging hike, 9 miles roundtrip.  Your toils will be rewarded with the thought of bagging the highest summit in the state.

I am planning on camping in Flagstaff Saturday night.  If anyone wishes to join me, feel free to reply to this email, and we can make arrangements to meet up north.  We'll be camping in the open forest on FR151, about 3 miles past the Snowbowl turnoff on US180. You'll need to bring all camping gear, toiletries, and water.

I have also set a meeting time in North Phoenix on Sunday morning at 6:30 am so that those who wish to drive up for the day can gather and carpool.  I am looking for a volunteer to meet at Dennys and herd the day-hiking cats.

Time and Place:
Saturday 5/8: 5 pm, in Flag -- email me for details
Sunday 5/9:  6:30 am, Dennys, just west of I-17 on Bell
Sunday 5/9:  9:15 am, Humphreys Trailhead -- snowbowl ski resort

Directions:
I-17 North to Flagstaff, turns into Milton in town
Left on Humphreys St, after underpass
Left on Fort Valley, follow signs for Grand Canyon / US180
After 7 miles, turn right to Snowbowl
Drive up the mountain, take the first left after entering the Ski Resort

Bring:
3L water per person
picnic lunch, trail snacks
Sunblock, bandana
Windbreaker

We'll be hiking in high altitude.  To ward off AMS (altitude sickness), take two aspirins/Tylenol the night before the hike and the morning of.  Bring extra for the hike.  Make sure you are well hydrated before and during the hike.

Dogs are welcome, but make sure they can handle the distance and altitude.

Hope to see you there on Sunday.

Charles

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  • Bob J.

    First time above 12,000 - and felt awesome!

    June 9, 2013

  • Charles

    Change of plans. We are goin to altitudes, on beaver st just south of railroad tracks.

    June 9, 2013

  • Lisa

    I'll give it another try, at least its on my way home

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, sorry for late change. Still going but will be at TH.

    June 8, 2013

  • Ed

    I'll see ya's at the TH.

    June 8, 2013

  • Charles

    No campfires so we'll prob hangout in town for a while. Setup camp just to sleep. Call me[masked] if you want to meet.

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be at Denny's.

    June 8, 2013

  • Charles

    Tentative plan for Flagstaff dinner... Mountain Oasis by Heritage Square. 5 - ish. call my number above if you want to join

    June 8, 2013

  • Kevin

    Mark, I'm good with that.

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am up for carpool Sunday morning too.
    I can drive and take passengers, but not the best comfort.

    June 8, 2013

  • Pat D.

    My passenger seat is taken...

    Pat

    June 8, 2013

  • John s.

    Leaving now (sat 6am) to go hike today, and camping there.

    June 8, 2013

  • Kevin

    Who is going to be at the Denny's on Sunday morning? I want to do this as a day trip.
    Speak up if you will be at Denny's.

    June 7, 2013

  • John s.

    Ride up Saturday and camp - anybody still has room or wants a spot?

    June 7, 2013

  • George

    Charles,

    Thanks for organizing this. I enjoyed the view from the peak last time. I want to go again to visit the B24 crash site but cannot make it this weekend. Looking forward to the next time!

    George

    1 · June 7, 2013

  • Lynn

    Anyone want carpool Sat?

    June 7, 2013

  • Ed

    Hey Pat, can I catch a ride?

    June 7, 2013

  • Pat D.

    I plan to drive uop sat afternoon.

    Pat

    June 7, 2013

  • Lori

    Sorry Charles, really wanted to go on this hike but my parents are in town visiting and they want to hike Wet Beaver Creek in Sedona. Hope everyone has fun!

    1 · June 7, 2013

  • Ed

    Anyone driving up Saturday morning/afternoon?

    June 7, 2013

  • Charles

    Hi all,
    Tentative plan for Saturday... Arrive in Flag late afternoon. Have dinner in town, hang out in town a bit. Then drive to campsite, set up tent, then sit around the campfire for as long as anyone wants to stay up.

    June 7, 2013

  • Juli

    grrrrrrrrrrrrr stupid job!

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Able to drive a couple of folks from Dennys.

    June 6, 2013

  • Patricia

    argh...forgot I have a commitment on Sunday. :( @#$#W%

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • Melissa B.

    Tempting but I'm taking the day off after the
    narrows on Saturday!

    June 6, 2013

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