Ascent of Humphreys Peak on 2014-01-11
|Date:||Saturday, January 11, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||12633 ft / 3850 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was a winter ascent, but due to it being a low snow year, we only needed boots and poles to get to the summit. We started off following the summer trail from the Snow Bowl ski resort, but missed a switchback (even though the trail had a good boot pack) when we reached a wide, obvious old avalanche chute that we went out to investigate. We ended up going straight up the chute hopping from rock to rock to avoid postholing and came upon the 1944 B-24 airplane wreck that was an interesting find. We continued straight up the slope above treeline to the summit ridge and followed that north to the summit. On the descent, we followed the ridge to the low saddle with Agassiz and followed the boot packed trail down to the trailhead.
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