Hiking to Humphreys Peak in Arizona

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Humphreys Peak is the highest natural point and the second most prominent peak after Mount Graham in the U.S. state of Arizona, with an elevation of 12,637 feet and is located within the Kachina Peaks Wilderness in the Coconino National Forest, about 11 miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona. A strenuous 4.5 miles to the top, this hike is not for beginners. You start in a flowery meadow near Arizona Snowbowl and then wind your way above the tree line. Wikipedia

Humphreys Peak was named in about 1870 for Arizona General Andrew A. Humphreys, a U.S. Army officer who was a Uniongeneral during the American Civil War, and who later became Chief of Engineers of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. However, a General Land Office map from 1903 showed the name San Francisco Peak applied to this feature (apparently borrowed from San Francisco Mountain on which the peak stands). Thus the United States Board on Geographic Names approved the variant name in 1911. In 1933, the application of the names was rectified.[4]

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