Climbing Humphrey's Peak

Climbing Humphrey's Peak

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Curious

Gadsden, AL

#1 Dec 25, 2011
Being from 620' elevation and not knowing much about mountains, I saw on Google Earth that there is a 4.5 mile trail to get to the top of Humphrey's. How long would it take to hike it, at a reasonable speed? Is there like a trail guide or is it just a well marked trail? When is the best time to hike it? Is there snow on it year 'round? What is the temp up there in say June or July?

We spent a night in Flagstaff in July 2007 on our way to Las Vegas and your city is one of the most gorgeous places I have ever been to. I'd love to take a road trip back there next summer and discover some of the places we only saw from our car.

Thank you in advance for any help provided.

Since: Jan 12

Philomath

#2 Jul 7, 2012
Being as you're at 620' elevation, if that's where you've lived for any length of time, forget about summitting Humphrey's. You'll be puking your guts out in 30 minutes and passing out soon after. I had friends from Georgia who got nauseous at 6000' and nearly died (or at least wanted to) when we drove over 11,000' mountain passes in Colorado. Altitude sickness is real and it takes a little conditioning to acclimate.

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