Wheeler Peak (NM)/Humphreys Peak (AZ)

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Wheeler Peak (NM)/Humphreys Peak (AZ)

Post by Jaymi » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:45 am

Hi everyone. I am considering giving Wheeler a shot tomorrow (Christmas Eve) via Williams Lake Trail. I have heard avy conditions are a risk to consider in the winter there. If anyone has any info on current conditions, I would appreciate it.

If any one needs info on Humphreys Peak (AZ), just let me know because I hiked it on Saturday. Cheers!

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Re: Wheeler Peak (NM)/Humphreys Peak (AZ)

Post by Bob Kocher » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:41 am

I’m interested in your recent Humphreys info... thanks!
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Re: Wheeler Peak (NM)/Humphreys Peak (AZ)

Post by Jaymi » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:35 am

Hey Bob. Just pm'ed you. Enjoy! Jay
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Re: Wheeler Peak (NM)/Humphreys Peak (AZ)

Post by nyker » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:24 am

Humphreys will be getting a lot of fresh snow this week fyi so check snow conditions and road conditions before you head out. Beautiful area though!
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Re: Wheeler Peak (NM)/Humphreys Peak (AZ)

Post by Woodie Hopper » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:47 am

Anyone know what conditions are for Bull O' the Woods currently and/or other nearby higher peaks? Not considering Williams Lake due to avy exposure.

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Re: Wheeler Peak (NM)/Humphreys Peak (AZ)

Post by Ptglhs » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:39 pm

Not sure you'll find much in Taos right now due to shutdowns.
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Re: Wheeler Peak (NM)/Humphreys Peak (AZ)

Post by Woodie Hopper » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:48 pm

Yeah but I don't need anything except gas. Planned on being 100% self contained, so no hotels, sleeping in the car and all food and water in the car.

Bump for conditions? I think there might have been a recent snow, but unsure how much is new, and trail condition.
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Re: Wheeler Peak (NM)/Humphreys Peak (AZ)

Post by desertdog » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:54 pm

Woodie Hopper wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:48 pm
I don't need anything. Planned on being 100% self contained, so no hotels, sleeping in the car and all food and water in the car.

Bump for conditions? I think there might have been a recent snow, but unsure how much is new, and trail condition.
I live in Santa Fe and we just got and inch or so from the last storm. I did Wheeler a couple weeks ago and conditions were fine (snowshoes in the trees and micro spikes in the basin) and can't imagine it's much different. FYI the Governor is issuing a stay at home order today, so I don't know what that will do to travel into the state. Richard
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Re: Wheeler Peak (NM)/Humphreys Peak (AZ)

Post by Woodie Hopper » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:00 pm

Richard,

I appreciate your local info- thank you!

Yes, I was concerned the travel window is closing and was hoping to get out tomorrow. Maybe it's not going to work out.

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Re: Wheeler Peak (NM)/Humphreys Peak (AZ)

Post by desertdog » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:37 pm

Woodie Hopper wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:00 pm
Richard,

I appreciate your local info- thank you!

Yes, I was concerned the travel window is closing and was hoping to get out tomorrow. Maybe it's not going to work out.

Woodie
Not sure you can't travel in.They are encouraging people to stay at home, but say there's nothing wrong with hitting the trails in groups of five or less. I plan on hiking to keep from going insane. All non critical business are closed.
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Re: Wheeler Peak (NM)/Humphreys Peak (AZ)

Post by Woodie Hopper » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:24 pm

Well looks like I'm stuck. It will just make it even more special when it's ok to head down your way again! Thanks again for weighing in.

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Re: Wheeler Peak (NM)/Humphreys Peak (AZ)

Post by Woodie Hopper » Thu May 14, 2020 1:22 pm

Well, hopefully I can hike Wheeler next week. Bumping for current conditions- it would be good to know if snowshoes would be needed vs just micro spikes and an axe. If conditions are ok, I plan to head up early next week (maybe Humphreys too).
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