A tall dangerous man steps off a plane, the other passengers give him a wide berth, as he purposefully makes his way up the ramp…
Yea, that would be me. Today I find myself in Arizona in full adventure mode. I’m here to take a second swing at Humphreys Peak, the highest mountain in Arizona and this time, I will not be denied. When I tried this mountain in April, I got caught in a proper blizzard, and had to turn around around 1,400′ from the summit.
Severe weather forced me to abort the first Humphrey attempt in April.
The chance of blizzards is pretty low this time around, but the heat could be problematic, its 113 degrees in Phoenix today but it will be cooler on the mountain, hopefully a lot cooler. Then there are thunderstorms forecasted this week. My original plan was to take a rest day on Thursday and climb Friday, but the weather looks more favorable on Thursday. So well see what the mountain has to throw at me this time, and hopefully I’ll be up to the challenge.
US Rank by Height: 12th
Round Trip Hiking Time: 7 Hours
If you have some time to kill, you can read that first trip report here.
In the meantime, stay tuned to the Danger Network…