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Humphreys Shuttle - Lockett Meadow to Snowbowl - 5 members in 8 triplogs have rated this an average 4.6 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Aug 26 2020
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52 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Humphreys Shuttle - Lockett Meadow to SnowbowlFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 26 2020
joebartelsTriplogs 5,291
Hiking13.38 Miles 3,567 AEG
Hiking13.38 Miles   6 Hrs   20 Mns   2.24 mph
3,567 ft AEG      22 Mns Break20 LBS Pack
 
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Interested in a smaller hike, Ray offered to shuttle a more relaxed weather hike! Humphreys is a must-hike ritual of summer.

Half of the summit parking lot is ribboned-off no entry. The right side was a third full. Heading up, skies were hazy. Perfect temps and a light breeze put the 40% chance of thunderstorms to rest. I brought an umbrella, a raincoat, and hand warmers because this one time with Wally was a numbing experience.

Passing over Philomena below, I said hello to the spring few visit. On that note, I stumbled and threw the tester RS iPhone across the sharp-edged volcanic boulders. Not a scratch, and it still recorded a perfect track while Android coughed up loogies.

Not a hint of snow on the Weatherford switchback. Boo, hoo. Passing Fredoylemont Saddle, I love the character-rich pine-lined trail. Yeah, it's just a crappy old road, but it's an enjoyable and memorable experience. I met up with Ray just before the Inner Basin junction. We had a nice hike out.

I witnessed among the lightest hiker traffic I recall on #151 and #29 trails. Average turnout is the new normal! The road to Lockett Meadow is the standard no-concern condition unless bringing the weekend lowrider.
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Aug 26 2020
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65 male
 Joined Mar 09 2012
 Gilbert, AZ
Humphreys Shuttle - Lockett Meadow to SnowbowlFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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rayhustonTriplogs 721
Hiking9.74 Miles 2,493 AEG
Hiking9.74 Miles   4 Hrs   27 Mns   2.35 mph
2,493 ft AEG      18 Mns Break
 
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I've had enough of stay at home so I decided to head north. I asked Joe if he wanted to tag along so he could stretch his legs under cooler conditions. He didn't hesitate, so we set something up for the next morning.

I offered up a shuttle hike of his choosing. He picked Humphreys to Inner Basin. I dropped him at the Humphreys trailhead at 7:20ish, then drove around to Lockett Meadow. I hadn't eaten yet so I stopped along the way to eat. I probably wasn't going to make it past the WF/IB junction so I had time. That worked out well as Joe arrived just a few minutes after I reached the junction.

The hike up was quite pleasant. Humid and not much of a breeze, but it was at least 30 degrees cooler than the valley. Not many people on Inner Basin. Joe said the same about his route.

The hike down was wonderful. For me, hiking downhill with Joe is way easier than hiking uphill with him - I actually get to talk to him :D

There were a few rain drops once we reached the aspens, but no rain until we were back on I-40. Only a single rumble of thunder while we were on the trail.

Awesome hike and better company. Great seeing you again Joe!
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May 31 2014
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17 male
 Joined Mar 28 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Humphreys Shuttle - Lockett Meadow to SnowbowlFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Tough_BootsTriplogs 755
Hiking13.00 Miles 4,494 AEG
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4,494 ft AEG
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John9L
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really gorgeous day to do this hike... John and I met up with Larry and set the shuttle up in the morning. Lily did well. We ran into Wally, Bruce, and Denny and later all feasted at Nimarco's. It was a good day. There's still some snow going on up there and we had to do some bushwacking in the inner basin.
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[ checklist ] Humphreys Peak
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May 31 2014
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 Joined Mar 12 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Humphreys Shuttle - Lockett Meadow to SnowbowlFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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John9LTriplogs 1,640
Hiking13.00 Miles 4,494 AEG
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Kyle and I wanted to make our annual trek to Humphreys. We talked to Larry and he was down. Larry threw out the idea of doing a car shuttle and we decided on shuttling from Inner Basin to Snowbowl.

Kyle and I left Phoenix a little after 6am and drove up to Flag. We made our way or to Snowbowl and picked up Larry at the bottom of the hill (He scored a ride down). From there we drove over to Inner Basin and started hiking around 9:45am. This was my first time in the Inner Basin and I must say it's beautiful! There are Aspen trees everywhere as you make your way up the trail. As we neared the Weatherford snow drifts appeared. We had to work our way over and around whenever possible. Our feet got wet but it wasn't an issue for me. Luckily these snowdrifts were a nuisance and nothing more.

Once on Weatherford we turned and followed it toward Humphreys. Along the way we were on the big switchbacks and we heard people making their way down. As we neared we got a good look at them and Kyle said that looks like Bruce & Denny. Sure enough it's Wally, Bruce and Denny. We all had a good laugh as we said hello. We mentioned going to NiMarco's after the hike and they were interested. We said goodbye and continued hiking.

Next up we arrived at the saddle below Humphreys. There were a bunch of people hanging out. We took a short break and then made our way over to the summit. It was a clear and windy day. I basically hit the summit and had a quick look around and then made the return. I arrived back at the saddle and had lunch while I waited for Larry & Kyle to return. Once we all regrouped we bombed down the trail and were back in Snowbowl soon after.

After the hike we had to retrieve my jeep from Lockett Meadow. This took some time. If I ever do this shuttle again, I'll do it as a key swap or having someone drop us off. It was too much for a day trip from Phoenix. Anyways the good thing about this taking a while is it synched up our time with Wally, Bruce & Denny. We all met at NiMarco's for dinner. It was good fun chatting with everyone. I'm glad it worked out.
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May 31 2014
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55 male
 Joined Apr 04 2002
 Flagstaff, AZ
Humphreys Shuttle - Lockett Meadow to SnowbowlFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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squatpukeTriplogs 173
Hiking13.00 Miles 4,494 AEG
Hiking13.00 Miles   7 Hrs      1.86 mph
4,494 ft AEG
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John9L
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Was very happy that John sent me a text mid-week to see if I was interested in a Humphrey's summit with him and Kyle. I had no plans and instantly said "YES"!!

It had been several years since I've been in the inner basin and it was very nice to see that (for the most part) it's still as beautiful as ever.

We hit deep snow on the east face of Fremont along the Inner Basin Trail, 1/2-way up towards Weatherford and I had only wore my Keen sandals and socks (a patented look for me) for the hike. I got drenched - at one point I was SERIOUSLY contemplating turning around as my feet started to really get painful and achy then turned completely numb. Which I must add is an interesting feeling while hiking...However, I persisted onwards and hushed those "demons of weakness". The snow petered out above treeline; my feet dried out and actually got warm. Surprisingly, it ended up being a rather comfortable 13 miles in wet socks/sandles during the day!!!

Met HAZ Legends Denny, Bruce and Wally along the Weatherford and then again later at Nimarcos where we discussed past and future GC hikes.

We arrived at "The saddle", crowded as ever. I wanted to eat before the summit, but John wanted to push on. So I changed into my disco outfit (see pics) and Kyle quickly watered his Lily.

John shifted gears while Kyle and I hiked at normal hiker speed. We then passed SuperJohn who tagged the summit and quickly descended; he said he would kick back and wait for us at saddle.

Kyle, Lily and I had a few snacks and pics at the VERY windy summit and then busted back down to the saddle (after the sun hid, it became alarmingly cold). John was semi-patiently waiting for our return and I'm sure it was longer than he oringinally expected. ;)

We all left the saddle together and quickly (very quickly) made it back to the Snowbowl parking area, then drove back to Lockett to get John's Jeep and finally to Nimarcos!!

Overall just a fantastic day.
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Jun 18 2011
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55 male
 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Humphreys Shuttle - Lockett Meadow to SnowbowlFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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JuanJaimeiiiTriplogs 1,940
Hiking15.20 Miles 5,221 AEG
Hiking15.20 Miles   7 Hrs   5 Mns   2.34 mph
5,221 ft AEG      35 Mns Break2 LBS Pack
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Hiked up Humphreys with my Buddy Drew via the Inner Basin to escape the Phoenix heat. Upon arriving we discovered the road was closed to the trailhead due to last year's fire. We parked at the gate and hiked it on up the road to Lockett Meadow which was just beautiful. Then came the Inner Basin with all its amazing Aspen Trees. I actually felt like I was back in my home State of Colorado for a brief moment.

On up we went and I got a little laugh as I saw "HAZ" in small stones on the side of a snow drift. Hmmm, Joe must have been through recently. ;) We actually saw his sign in at the Registry as well.

As we worked our way on up the IB trail towards the Weatherford it began to get a little steeper and I could sense Drew was slowing a bit. No worries as he is just getting into doing some longer hikes and prior to this his longest was up to the Flatiron (6 miles RT).

Working across the Weatherford we hit a nice long patch of snow that took a little effort to cross so as not to take an unpleasant slide. After that it was all smooth sailing until we approached the Summit where the winds were SUPER strong. Just prior to the top we ran into Joe and Bruce which was really cool because I had never met either in person.

Up to the top and then back down we went. We had a friend coming up to meet us for some Sunday hiking so we went down the Humphreys Trail side and had him meet us at Snowbowl. We arrived 5 minutes before he got there from his drive up from Phoenix. Great Weather, Great Hike, Great People!
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Jun 20 2010
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54 male
 Joined Oct 05 2010
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Humphreys Shuttle - Lockett Meadow to SnowbowlFlagstaff, AZ
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michaelgTriplogs 37
Hiking12.30 Miles 4,022 AEG
Hiking12.30 Miles
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I just got finished hiking Grand canyon rim trail, and headed to Flagstaff. I camped at Lockett Meadow, to hike the trail up to the top. But that morning I had a dream of an angel waking me up saying get up and go NOW. So I woke up and told everyone to wake up, lets go now. I had no idea why, but I just felt I had to go now. I looked at the relection pond and the mountain and told everyone to take a last look at it, you will never see it again. MAN, I had no Idea what i was saying. When I got down the mountain and drove over to Sunset Crater, I looked back and the whole mountain was burning down. I couldnt believe what I was watching. I literrally have the last pictures of Lockett Meadow befoe it burned down. Thank God for that angel in my sleep waking me up. I was very worried about the girls who hiked up there, and a band of musical gyspies that headed up the mountain the night before the fire. I headed to Sunset Crater to hike it, then to Sedona to hike Cathredal Rock the next day.
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 Joined May 16 2008
 Flagstaff, AZ
Humphreys Shuttle - Lockett Meadow to SnowbowlFlagstaff, AZ
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VVebbTriplogs 23
Hiking12.30 Miles 4,022 AEG
Hiking12.30 Miles   10 Hrs      1.23 mph
4,022 ft AEG
 
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The most notable aspect of this trip was traversing the snow field on the eastern slope of Agassiz peak -- which was an unexpected obstacle since a desert rat like me would expect the snow to be all but gone by mid-late June. Nonetheless, I hiked across this steep snowy patch, moving slowly and deliberately since I was poorly equipped for this undertaking.
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