On 8/1, five hikers headed out to
In the morning we cleaned up camp and headed for the peak. There were many fires in the area that created some great photographs. We were at the summit by 8 am Sunday morning. The wind was chilly and only blowing at about 15 mph. By the time we began heading down, the wind was starting to pick up. We headed back to camp, picked up our backpacks, and headed down the mountain. We were at the car by 11 am. As we drove away, we all saw the dark clouds beginning to collect for Sunday’s storm.
The trail is 4.8 miles each way with 3,100' of elevation change. Because of the higher elevation, the day time temperature was right around 80. This is a beautiful trail that I would recommend everyone do at least once. To keep it beautiful and prevent further erosion, there is a $500 fine for hiking off trail. It is a very popular trail in
Notes: I did this hike about 10 years ago. It's a an easier hike than Charleston Peak. Due to gale force winds Humphreys is known for and the intense Monsoon season Arizona has, be mentally prepared to turn around.