User
Pass
help
Destination
Humphreys via Inner Basin
30 Photosets
2008-08-25  
2008-08-24  
2008-08-23  
2008-08-16  
2008-07-12  
2008-06-28  
2008-05-06  
2007-09-03  
2007-07-24  
2007-06-30  
Page: 1,  2 

Humphreys via Inner Basin, AZ
2007-09-0314 by
 
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Hiking14.30 Miles   8 Hrs       1.79 mph
4,430 ft AEG   
No Routes
1st Trip Logged
Linked  None
Partners None
I had been thinking of Utah or Colorado for a high altitude "fix", but inspired by a couple of the recent testimonials for this hike I decided to save on gas and logistical headaches. Left Ahwatukee at 5:30AM - back home by 7:30PM.

Impressions: This really is a nicer hike than the "Snow Bowl Express". More scenic and much less crowded and it's really obvious your climbing an old volcano. When I met up with the main trail I joined literally hundreds of people trekking that last mile to the top. This was dismaying for a couple reasons: 1) Humphreys has turned into Camelback, and 2) so many of those young (and not so young) hardbodies left me in the dust! Of course it was Labor Day Sunday - and it's probably good news for hikers that the constituency is so active. One last thing: no matter how well you prepare yourself for that nasty last scree-slog to the summit, it's worse than you think.

One more last thing: I don't know the history of trail development on this mountain and I understand the upper regions are fragile and "closed" - but it seems to me that adding a trail on the northeast ridge which eventually ends up in the Inner Basin would make a wonderful loop and potentially ease the crowding.
Author
Hansenaz's

162 Photosets
  2009-02-21
  2009-01-17
  2008-11-21
  2008-04-21
  2008-03-01
  2008-02-24
  2008-01-26
  2007-12-19
  2007-11-01
  2007-10-08
  2007-09-03
  2007-04-22
  2007-04-13
  2007-03-19
  2007-03-08
  2007-02-19
  2007-02-12
  2007-01-06
  2006-10-10
  2006-04-15
Page: 1 ... 5,  6,  7,  8,  9    


HAZ Tracks
record and follow hiking routes
Since 1996! Member driven since 1996! or

HAZ was created for the love of hiking. It is something special. The content is family friendly for all to enjoy. Take a few minutes to keep it the best hiking resource on earth. Write a triplog that will be useful to someone you do not know. Post photos on less used trails. Inspire a future generation. If your bills are squared away consider a donation.
enjoy life, be careful & be kind
About
Books
FAQ
Shop
© 2015 HAZ
Mobile Version