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Humphrey via Inner Basin, AZ 
Humphrey via Inner Basin, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 13 2019
The_Eagle
Hiking16.32 Miles 4,667 AEG
Hiking16.32 Miles   8 Hrs   19 Mns   2.30 mph
4,667 ft AEG   1 Hour   14 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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My son Ben had never been to the top of AZ. All the snow in The Peaks this year, kept us away from the Inner Basin, until this weekend. Ben is in training for a full Iron Man later this year, so he planned to make this a training run/hike also.

We kept an eye on the forecast with 40%-50% chances of T-Storms in the forecast all week.

The trail through the aspens in IB was magical as always.

My least favorite part of this hike is the section once you leave the open area of the IB, until you hit the Weatherford Trail. It's steep an rocky, making you look constantly at your feet.

On the Weatherford things get much nicer.
The stretch between Freemont Saddle and Humphreys Saddle has always been an AZ favorite of mine. Just one 30' section of snow to cross right around Agassiz Saddle at his pint.

As expected we started seeing more people at the Humphrey Saddle, but not as many as expected.

Perfect weather at 12,633', we started eating lunch up there until the gnats came out. We retreated to the saddle to finish.

This hike has 3 of my favorite features.
:next: The IB trail through the aspens.
:next: The weatherford Trail west of Freemont Saddle
:next: The views from the top of the HUMP.

Weather wise, this was probably the best ever.
A couple of sprinkles and hail, with more rain and thunder around us. Nice temps!

Always great being able to hike with my son!

Fast Fact: Flagstaff's Official high temp has never reached 100.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate

dry Raspberry Spring Dry Dry
Not sure this exists

dry Spring Water Valve Dry Dry
This water source no longer exist as of 7/13. Pipe has been capped off. :(
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