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NEpilot
07-05-2010, 03:47 PM
Slightly off topic for this board but thought I would still share. This was my 1st trip above my all time high of 6288; Mt Humphrey in Flagstaff, AZ tops out at 12,637 feet. I was out on business and decided to take a "fun day" and make the drive from Phoenix to Flagstaff. At 2:30am it was mid 90's in Phoenix; I was happy when I got out of the car in Flagstaff it was 47 :)

The altitude was giving me some serious problems which I didn't think would happen because I'm in pretty good shape. I had the worse headache of my life and was very dizzy but I managed OK. Overall a perfect day and I had lots of fun hiking some new terrain.

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This is where I'm heading; there are 3 false peaks before I get to Mt. Humphrey.

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This is Agassiz Peak which is ILLEGAL to hike to unless it is snow covered; I was told the chances of getting caught are slim but I didn't feel like risking the 500 dollar fine.

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Summit of Mt Humphrey - You can see the North rim of the Grand Canyon!

Anna LeBlanc
07-05-2010, 08:28 PM
Thanks for sharing those fantastic photos with us.It looks like some pretty ruggeg terrain too!

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Anna

Bill O
07-05-2010, 08:49 PM
It would be cool if they closed some of the Whites to winter only climbing as well.

Thanks for sharing. Humphrey's is a nice peak to take off the list.

forestgnome
07-05-2010, 09:51 PM
Beautiful pics...thanks very much for sharing :D

Snow Miser
07-06-2010, 12:22 PM
Very nice photos! It's nice to see what it looks like out there. Thanks for sharing.

KSearl
07-06-2010, 02:28 PM
Wonderful pics.

Jimmy Legs and Little d
07-06-2010, 03:05 PM
Very nice report and pictures from a different part of the country. Any problem hiking to an elevation over 12000 with your breathing?
I can remember having a headache for 2 days first time we went to Nevada from a mere 4000 above sea level elevation.

Donna:)

NEpilot
07-06-2010, 08:44 PM
Very nice report and pictures from a different part of the country. Any problem hiking to an elevation over 12000 with your breathing?
I can remember having a headache for 2 days first time we went to Nevada from a mere 4000 above sea level elevation.

Donna:)

If I didn't know there were two people ahead of me and one person a mile or so behind I would have turned back around 11000. It was worse than my worse hangover ever! Splitting headache, dizzy, and had trouble catching my breath. Headache went away yesterday; after 5 days of advil. Overall good fun; I'm planning another trip to get my 1st 14K peak but this time I'll stay over a night or two to get used to things.

The trails out there are actually easy compared to the Whites; just a bunch of switch backs and some rotten rock. Nothing like the "hey lets make a trail straight up that pitch a la Six Husbands".

-Chris

Addicted
07-08-2010, 12:38 PM
I always wondered how I'd adapt to hiking out there. I went to Colorado on vaca and planned a ski trip for the last day I was there (to acclimate, and just in case I hurt myself). I was there a week and still got winded just carrying my skiis from the car to the lift!

Rich
07-08-2010, 02:39 PM
Those are great! Similar to the Whites in many ways.