On top of Arizona

On top of Mount Humphreys in October 2011.
On top of Mount Humphreys in October 2011.
On top of Mount Humphreys in October 2011. I'm told this bench is pretty new.

I met some friends in Flagstaff after the 2011 National Association of Science Writers meeting and we summitted Mount Humphreys. Living in Boulder gave me a certain advantage over my fit but flatlander friends, but I still had to climb from roughly 9,000 feet to 12,600 feet and scrambled over a lot of craggy rock. It took us about 3 hours to do it in perfect weather. We had a grand old time hanging out with about a dozen other folks at the windy top before descending back down into the incredible old aspen forest below.

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