Arizona High Point

Last week, we had a great hike into the Grand Canyon and this week, we grabbed an almost rain-free Monsoon day and headed up Humphrey’s Peak, the highest point in Arizona at 12,633 feet.

We started the hike from the parking area at Snowbowl ~ 8.30 am and got back down to the car, after lunch on the summit, ~ 3.30pm. A few thunder clouds came in but, we didn’t get any rain and the views were great.

The hike itself is pretty steep…the route is ~ 10 miles round trip, with over 6,000 ft in elevation gain & loss, so it requires 6 – 8 hrs. if you don’t want to be rushing.

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A few little patches of snow above treeline
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Fall color on the slopes

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The summit…great 360 views
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Rain moving in, meant we couldn’t spend too long at the summit
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Other hikers in the rocks near the summit

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Rocky terrain made for pretty tired feet at the end of the day

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Footwear used:

Altra Lone Peak 3.5 (Sandra)

Brooks Men’s Cascadia (Dominic)

Injinji’s (Sandra)

Darn Tough (Dominic)

Superfeet (Sandra)

 

Join us next week as we overnight on the Cabin Loop Trail. And later this month on Mount Elden.

 

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