Yesterday Lisa and I hiked Mt. Humpreys, the tallest mountain in Arizona. We reached the summit at 12,633 feet and stood amidst blowing clouds, where the air is so thin that we both got dizzy and disoriented. Definitely the hardest hike I’ve attempted yet.
Next up, a serious overnight Grand Canyon trip, all the way to the river.
This coming weekend, I hike the tallest mountain in Arizona, Humphreys Peak. The thin air (12,633 ft above sea level) and the steep incline aren’t going to be easy.
As part of my preparation, I hiked Mt. Kendrick yesterday. The view from the peak, just underneath the clouds, was pretty beautiful. On a clearer day, you can just barely see Grand Canyon in the distance.
As soon as I began my descent, it started pouring hail. Quite a strange experience to be sweating in a balmy 75 degrees and have ice pouring out of the sky. On the way down the mountain, a bear crossed over the path ahead of me. A truly surreal but magical day.
The little cabin atop Kendrick Mountain.