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Throwing it back to Humphrey’s Peak circa 2008. I started this hike in shorts as it was July 4th weekend and had to change into warmer clothes as I made my way to the top. Hard to believe there’s snow anywhere in Arizona in July but here it is! This was such a great climb and I definitely need to get back up there🗻
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The rain turned into snow and we kept driving! (To spin around in a dress in the snow has always been a fantasy of mine!!)
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Made it as far as the road will allow us up to Humphreys Peak. We are at 86000 ft. Great view up here.
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If you’re looking for a free place to camp in Flagstaff with a superb view of the San Francisco Peaks, go explore Forest Road 222 in the Wing Mountain area 🌲💙⛰

Oh, Humphreys Peak, I have missed your talus-strewn flanks and ridiculously unrunnable rooted trails. Xoxoxo #humphreyspeak #flagstaff #hokaspeedinstinct

I made it up to the highest point in #arizona Humphreys Peak! 10 miles total with over 3300ft of climbing. #hike39 of the #52hikechallenge2018. Cold and windy!!! I'm a tired girl. #humphreyspeak #imabadass

1. The summit - Over the years, climbers have built up half moon shaped barriers of stone to block the relentless winds. Justin, huddled behind one of these berms, jams a Snow Peak GigaPower stove onto a fuel canister to test its effectiveness at high altitude and in 40-50 mph winds. Just right of the center of the image, 60 miles away, is the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

2. The peak marker used to include an elevation sign, 12, 635', as well, but at some point was blasted away by the winds.

3. This photo is actually from the saddle. Looking to the east.

4. Looking down the summit ridge. Above the saddle the trail is marked with five feet tall poles placed every 50-75 yards for route finding in winter.

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More pictures from yesterday's mountain climbing adventure. I know I already said it, but it's worth repeating -- that was the hardest thing I've ever done in my entire life. I have absolutely no idea how I made it to the top. I gave up countless times, cried my eyes out because it hurt and I couldn't breathe and lost nearly all willpower. But somehow, we made it. "Just a few more steps, then we can rest," Justin said over and over again.

My phone died about halfway up, so sadly I didn't get many pictures. This mountain had 3 false summits before the real one -- so 3 times, you thought you were there, but weren't. I knew that before we started, but it still sucked. It was so steep and we were climbing over rocks to get up there. Once we made it to the summit, I broke down and started crying. I couldn't believe I had pushed myself up there. It really was more a battle of the mind than of the physical. Knowing now that I can push myself that hard...I'm going to be capable of so much from here on.

The journey down was pretty rough too. It was steep and there was lots of slipping. One time I fell and slid down part of one of the false summits, flipped over and hit a rock that kept me from falling over the edge. It was scary. I have several bruises to show for that one.

Was it worth it? I'm not sure. But maybe in a few days, after the soreness and wind burn has faded, I can look back with my rose colored glasses and convince myself to do something like that again. Who knows? 2 years ago, I said I would never sleep in a tent. Yet here I am on my 2nd road/tent camping trip -- in the middle of a forest with no amenities at all. Last year, I said I liked hiking, but would never climb a mountain. And now here I am with "mountain climber" officially on my resume. There's a lot of things we think we can't or will never do, but we're so capable of surprising ourselves.

12,635 ft. ⛰

That was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
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The top of Arizona....Humphrey’s Peak...12633 in elevation. Breathtaking views from the top. Had to check this gem off the bucket list before leaving AZ. #hikeonclimbon #abovethetreeline #shesatrailblazer #hikeaz🌵 #humphreyspeak #getoutside #optoutside #hikingculture #hikingnation #likeamountaingirl #arizonatonorthcarolina ✌️

View of Humphreys Peak above the pines #arizona #flagstaff #humphreyspeak

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Decided to get in one last hike up north before the forest closes until we get some rain. Humphrey's Peak is the highest point in AZ at 12,633 ft. There was a little bit of snow and wind but other than that, the conditions were good. I would recommend staying in Flagstaff the night before you hike this to acclimate to the elevation change, don't drive from Phoenix at 6am and start hiking like we did.
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Humphreys Peak in 2:20! What’s your time?
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