|Hiking||4.50 Miles|| 4 Hrs 30 Mns || ||1.00 mph|
|3,313 ft AEG|| || || |
I got a late start but still made really good time up to treeline. From then on the ferocious winds slowed me down. It was good I had all the new protective gear that I do because I needed it.
I originally thought I would hit Humphrey and then go to the north ridge to take in Abineau and Reese Peaks, but I got up there too late to do that. I looked at the route I might take and am not sure I really want to do it anyway. Its steep, and the snow is not really very continuous. Plus, with winds like we had today I would never do it. The snow that was there is rather soft from the last storm. That is, what hasn't blown off the mountain. This winter is unbelievable. We had a lot of snow last month, but the winds have been so fierce this winter that it seems most of the snow above treeline has blown off the mountain.
Instead, I had the right amount of time to go over to Agassiz again. I found that to be a rather foolish move though, as the wind direction was out of of the north-northeast and the hike from the saddle on was horrible. I really regret it.
Incidentally, this was my 30th time summiting Humphrey's Peak
|I think Monsoon season will begin around June 20, plus or minus 5 days, not by the calendar according to the NWS, but when dew points rise dramatically, and it begins to rain over the Sacramento Mountains. It will start about 10 days later in Arizona.|