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Mar 18 2022

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78 male
 Joined Dec 24 2005
 Phoenix, AZ
Humboldt MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 18 2022
MEWhitemanTriplogs 376
Hiking7.88 Miles 1,717 AEG
Hiking7.88 Miles   2 Hrs   57 Mns   2.67 mph
1,717 ft AEG
1st trip
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It is hard to miss this mountain on drives out to Seven Springs. I've seen it described on other hiking sites and decided it would be good for conditioning as I want to get back into good shape to backpack some of the remaining passages I haven't completed on the AZT. Also since a guide hadn't previously been posted on HikeAZ, I thought I could do that as well.

Due to the gradual and consistent climb on the smooth road surface, it was easier than I expected. I took one break halfway up and at the top. The temperature was only 70 when I completed the hike at about 12:30pm. It was a good day!
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Jan 22 2022

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52 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Grapevine Magazine Loop, AZ 
Grapevine Magazine Loop, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 22 2022
joebartelsTriplogs 5,328
Hiking13.10 Miles 3,616 AEG
Hiking13.10 Miles   7 Hrs   38 Mns   1.93 mph
3,616 ft AEG      51 Mns Break
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Endless Wind

The New River Mountains probably wouldn't get a shout-out in my favorite fifty hikes. In 2015, we hiked a twenty-mile loop out here that left me with a nagging desire to return. I'd mentioned it a few times over the years and I think it was purposely ignored in retrospect. It's crystal clear now. The terrain is loaded with catclaw. Not the kiddy cane whips, the briar-woven-looking bushes with thorns that resemble shark teeth.

Hike twenty miles out here in shorts, as Bruce did, and your desire to return is probably zero to null. Nobody hates pants more than me but they seriously work well in this terrain on cool days. While this stuff appears gnarly, you can walk around most and over the smaller specimens without getting caught up and shredded to hell. Only a scratch on my wrist drew blood on this day.

This catclaw/cow-patty loop hoping barbed wire fences will never be crowded with hikers. The wind beat me silly, ten miles was more than enough today. Despite the undesirables, I still find the ridgelines and distance views intriguing.

Bruce drove up Humbolt since we had plenty of time. Cool to see it up close, once anyhow, since it's visible from so many hikes. The paved road is a single lane with few passing opportunities but damn that road is smooth. A guy in a jeep we crossed paths with twice on our hike was at the top.

Had a slice of Piestewa heading home for a sanity check. Hope to hike 'em both again!
- joe
Oct 12 2021

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 Joined Jan 07 2017
 Fountain Hills,
Humboldt Mountain, AZ 
Humboldt Mountain, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 12 2021
DixieFlyerTriplogs 731
Hiking6.70 Miles 1,575 AEG
Hiking6.70 Miles   2 Hrs   11 Mns   3.35 mph
1,575 ft AEG      11 Mns Break
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It was a nice cool day, and Humboldt Mtn has been on my radar screen for a while so I decided to go hike it.

I decided to park well below the summit, and make a legitimate hike out of it.

The hike was on a paved road all the way. On the descent my feet were hurting a bit and I was wishing that I had driven up a bit further.

The lookout tower at the summit was fenced in, so I did not climb it. Views at the top were nice, and I did not realize that Bartlett Reservoir was so close.

This was a nice hike on a cool day, but I doubt if I will do this one again. There is lots of sun exposure, and this one would not be fun on a hot day.
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There were a few yellow wildflowers along the way, but they were past their prime.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. -- Edward Abbey
Jan 17 1998

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65 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Willow Spring Mountain - Tonto NFPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 17 1998
mazatzalTriplogs 1,214
Hiking3.50 Miles 420 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   1.83 mph
420 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
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1st trip
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Drove up Humboldt and looked around the summit. Drove back down to the first flat area and parked. Took a jeep trail over towards a tank and then went off trail up WSM and returned.
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average hiking speed 2.14 mph

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