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Humphreys - Deadman LO, AZ
mini location map2021-08-04
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Humphreys - Deadman LO, AZ 
Humphreys - Deadman LO, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 04 2021
DixieFlyer
Hiking18.40 Miles 4,643 AEG
Hiking18.40 Miles
4,643 ft AEG
 
1st trip
I hiked up to Humphreys from the Inner Basin, and afterwards drove north of the San Francisco Peaks and hiked up to the Deadman Fire Lookout atop Peak 7143.

Humphreys
It was about a perfect day to hike up to Humphreys - mild temperatures with no threat of rain or storms. I only saw one person on the trail until I got to Agassiz Saddle; from the saddle to the summit there were a few people on the trail, but not very many.

The road into the Inner Basin (FR 553) is about as good as it gets right now -- most any car could easily make the drive. When I drove in there was a road grader parked at the turn to FR 553; when I came back in the afternoon the grader was gone. So I would guess that they graded the road a day or two prior to my hike.

Deadman LO
I have been wanting to hike to the Deadman LO, and this seemed like a good day.

I was a short hike on a forest road (FR 773A) to the summit. The vegetation on the way up to the summit was really green, and there were a few wildflowers blooming along the way. The summit has some really nice unobstructed 360 degree views. I enjoyed the views as much or more than from atop Humphreys.

All that is left of the lookout cabin at the summit is the foundation and floor joists. I do not know any details about the lookout, other than it was a 2 story cabin. Here is a link to a picture of it:


If you go to this LO, be leery of google maps directions, which will try and get you go FR418 to FR419. FR418 is a good road but FR419 is rocky and gnarly. I went in FR514 to FR773. I only drove a short distance on FR773A and decided to park and hike up to the summit. It is a pleasant stroll so I am glad that I hiked up the road.

Summary
These are 3 good hikes; I really enjoyed the short hike to the Deadman LO and I will probably do it again sometime.

The stats for the 2 hikes are below. The total above is the sum of the two.
Humphreys: 16.7 miles with an AEG of 4,400 feet
Deadman: 1.7 miles with an AEG of 243 feet
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