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Humphreys via Inner BasinFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 26 2017
LindaAnn
Hiking16.24 Miles 4,652 AEG
Hiking16.24 Miles   8 Hrs   51 Mns   2.18 mph
4,652 ft AEG   1 Hour   25 Mns Break
 
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Daniela and I got started from Lockett Meadow around 7:45 and headed up the Inner Basin trail. Nice and cool morning, but no wind. Daniela has been to Humphreys before, but only from the Snowbowl side, so this was all new territory for her. We took a snack break about 3 miles in, then continued on our way. By about 9:00, one large cloud was forming around Agassiz, which we kept an eye on. Around 10:00, we heard two fairly loud rumbles of thunder; we weren't too far from Doyle Saddle (or whatever we're calling the saddle between Fremont & Agassiz these days) so I told her we'd continue to there since we'd have cell svc and check the radar. At the saddle, I decided the weather was moving generally to the southwest, so we kept going.

At Humphrey Saddle, we encountered the hordes of people we expected, and had been thankfully free of up until that point. I told Daniela that we should be to the summit at 12:15, and we would have made it, but a little while later, I heard Daniela say "Isn't that Denny?" Yep, Denny, Joe, and Bruce were taking a break on their way back down from the summit. We all chatted for about 10 minutes, then resumed our way uphill. This was only Daniela's second hike over 10,000' but she seemed to be more comfortable today than she was the first time. As we approached the last little climb to the summit, much to Daniela's amusement, I broke into my traditional "jog" up that last part to the top. Not really a jog, but a fast walk, which felt to me like I was running underwater. We got to the summit at 12:20, rested for a while, then headed back down, relieved to get away from the Humphreys crowds.

Easy hike back down. At Doyle Saddle, I guessed that we would be back to the car at 4:30, and once again, missed it by 5 minutes, getting back to the car at 4:35. Great day for this hike, and to be able to do it in August with no real storm concern was a bonus.
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