Page 2 of 3

12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Apr 19 2012 12:19 pm
by Hippy
Monday, July 30th 2012
We will be leading a very easy going paced hike up to the summit of The Tallest Mountain In Arizona.
It is roughly a 10 mile hike (that's round trip don't worry!)

Within those 5 miles to the summit we will gain 3300 feet of elevation, the trail head starts around 9300 feet and we will top out at 12,633...

This hike is being led by Haley & Vince (HippyHaley & GOYAAH), so there is the option of hiking at a slower(H) or faster(V) pace so no worries about being too slow or being bored (if you're a faster hiker!)
This is a great opportunity to go on a challenging hike with friends and take in the beautiful scenery at your own pace!


We will be leaving Sunday July 29th for the drive out to flagstaff, we will car or tent camp and set out on the hike long before the sun rises!
Leaving the trail head this early gives the slower paced hikers PLENTY of time to summit the Mountain and NO RUSH to get back down!
This scheduling will also leave us with the rest of monday (July 30th) to rest and relax in the happy little city of Flagstaff :)

Depending on how many people are attending there is (as always) the carpooling/caravan options.
If you'd like to drive please opt to take fellow hikers with you to save on fuel and keep our air cleaner :)
As of now there will be 3 seats open in our Subaru, any takers?

The link below is details on the hike.
http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=64

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Apr 22 2012 8:14 am
by Jim_H
Good luck with that. Sunrise is around 530, a little earlier perhaps with altitude, and you won't see anything until at the saddle, which is most of the way to the top. Keep that in mind. If you are going to go as slow as you indicate, you will want more like a 2 AM start. 330 only gives you 2 hours.

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Apr 22 2012 12:18 pm
by Hippy
@Jim_H we just want to be on the mountain when the sunrises, we prefer crazy early starts especially when we're in such an "Earthy" part of the state, we want the rest of the day to relax and hang out in flag or maybe galavant down to Sedona or Jerome for some fun after. I'd rather not start at 7am and have less time for other things.
I was told sunrise is 630-ish anyway. doesn't really matter, we will be leaving the trailhead 330/4am july 30th. :D

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Apr 22 2012 1:22 pm
by azbackpackr
I personally like that start time.

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Apr 22 2012 1:47 pm
by Tough_Boots
HippyHaley wrote:we will be leaving the trailhead 330/4am july 30th
You'll be back town just in time to still catch breakfast at Macy's :y:

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Apr 22 2012 3:05 pm
by Sun_Ray
Oh I missed the part about an oh dark hundred start as I only set my alarm when I have to go to the airport! If I go I can safely say my wife won't be with me. :D

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Apr 23 2012 8:01 pm
by cactuscat
I would like to join the slow group ... takes me about 7 or 8 hours to summit roundtrip. But I am a little scared off by the start time - what time are you planning on arriving in Flag the night before? Will there be enough time for a good night's sleep?
If you can do a cartwheel at that elevation, then good for you - I'm sure you'll find enough room for it! I think I would pass out if I tried one up there. :D

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Apr 23 2012 8:10 pm
by trekkin_gecko
@Tough_Boots
mmm...love macy's

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Apr 23 2012 8:11 pm
by cactuscat
Oh yeah, and I was once chased off the summit by lightning in July ... it's no joke. Probably my most terrifying hiking moment.

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Apr 23 2012 8:12 pm
by cactuscat
trekkin gecko wrote:@Tough_Boots
mmm...love macy's
Me too ... or rather, me three!

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Apr 24 2012 7:41 am
by Hippy
@azbackpackr early to bed early to rise gets this gal up a mtn before sunrise!

@Sun Ray set your alarm!!!

@cactuscat Hi cactuscat! We wanna get into Flag by 9 or 10 the night before to allow for a good night's sleep and acclimation time! hope u can join us!
(we live in Peoria and should probably have a seat in the subaru if you need a lift!)

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Apr 24 2012 4:58 pm
by squatpuke
Not a problem "shacking" in my backyard...

heck...for 25 cents, I'll even let you come inside to pee....

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Apr 25 2012 7:52 pm
by Hippy
might have to take u up on that SP!! :sl:

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: May 31 2012 12:10 pm
by Charger55
I've been itching to do Humphrey's this summer and I'm off Mondays. Plus, the idea of doing it with fellow slow hikers and meeting other HAZers is definitely appealing. Consider me interested. keep me posted.

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Jun 16 2012 3:05 pm
by Hippy
@Charger55 sounds good to me!!! You're lucky you caught me on an UPHILL, I don't classify myself as slow on flat :sl:

All possible hikers:
It seems I was able to get July 29th and July 30th off for this trip so my man and I might possibly head up to Flagstaff the night of the 28th or early morning the 29th. So if you can do those days no problem you are more than welcome to join us, my subaru seas 5 and has plenty of room for gear i think so far 3 seats are left open. Stake em while you can! :D

still plotting a "*&%#(* that's early" start on the 30th.

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Jul 09 2012 9:16 am
by Hippy
So Vince & I are joining Tough_Boots on july 28th for a superstitions night hike

so plans changed we WILL be leaving phoenix Sunday July 29th by 11am
plan to be in Flagstaff that afternoon for some rest and relaxation

still 3 seats open in the Subaru for carpool from phoenix at that time!
Hike will be still be 4am start up Humphrey's on Monday July 30th

:y:

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Jul 12 2012 2:57 pm
by claraj
@HippyHaley
Hi Haley,
I am new to this site. I am keen on this hike. Are you going 100%. If yes, I'd like to join. I might be there in flagstaff that weekend, so how I meet up with you? at the trailhead?
Thanks,
Clara

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Jul 15 2012 11:19 am
by Hippy
@claraj
Absolutely 100% going, we have the days off work and have our gear packed up and ready to go! We will be in flagstaff early afternoon sunday july 29th, will set out for the hike bat-pumpkin-crazy-early monday july 30th! (3 or 4am!)

send me an message and we can hammer out details and find a meeting place! :D
been itching to get ontop of Humphrey's for a long time so no worries, we re 100% hiking this beast!!

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Jul 16 2012 9:42 am
by squatpuke
Sorry Hippy....gotta cancel.

Wifey booked our timeshare week at the Hilton in Vegas...we leave that Sunday!

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Jul 19 2012 5:59 pm
by Hippy
who can suggest place to camp the night before? we still aren't sure if should bring tent/tarp or hammock

Re: 12,633 Feet? Let's Do It!

Posted: Jul 19 2012 6:16 pm
by base871
When I head up that way and just wanna car camp I pull off on Schnebly Hill rd off I17. Plenty of shady areas to camp.