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Clarke Brogger

Mountain climber
Laguna Beach, Ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 13, 2013 - 06:07pm PT
Heading up to do the east Ridge next weekend. Croft's guidebook makes it sound like a 4x is required to drive to the trailhead. How far up the road can my non-4x make it? Anyone been up there lately? Hows the snowpack, etc.?

Thanks!

Clarke
ablegabel

Trad climber
Dublin,Ca.
Jul 13, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
Made it up there fine in my low clearance van conversion. Probably could drive a little further in a 4x4 but not a big deal. Good route, long too.
Adamame

climber
Santa Cruz
Jul 13, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
Only the last 1/2 mile requires a 4X4. I've driven up to there in a Civic, but it can be a challenge to not lose your oil.
Clarke Brogger

Mountain climber
Laguna Beach, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
shameless bump.
ruppell

climber
Jul 14, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
How aggressive can you drive your 2WD? I've gotten in there with an 88 Toyota van. The clearance is more of an issue than actually having 4WD. The road is actually pretty crappy right now coming in from either side.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jul 14, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
Nice route... gotta get on it one of these days meself.

Yes, you can get a lot of places with two wheel drive... the clearance is often the issue more than the drive. Took a Toyota Tercel into some pretty interesting places years ago.

That road is totally doable. As others have said you can get pretty much most of the way in and if you're not comfortable going further, park wherever and your hike is extended only a bit.

Eric
Gene

climber
Jul 14, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
I remember the place where I parked the family car is about a 15 minute walk from where I would have taken the 4WD truck. Not a game changer. Sorry I don't have more current road beta.

Have fun.

g
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Sep 15, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
Am assuming an outback with some $hitty road driving skills will be sufficient for this approach.

We are planning on spreading this out over a couple days. anyone got a good suggestion for a good place to camp? have not been in this area before.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Sep 15, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
What kind of car do you have?
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Sep 15, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
thank you

campsite with water?
we are driving a subaru outback.
crøtch

climber
Sep 16, 2013 - 01:39am PT
We made it to the very end of the dirt road in my wife's outback, but 3 of us had to get out of the car with our packs so that she could get enough momentum going into the crux uphill section.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Sep 16, 2013 - 03:03am PT
Credit: RyanD

Mount Humphreys at sunset from Royce lakes
Mount Humphreys at sunset from Royce lakes
Credit: RyanD

Mt. Humphreys is one of my favorite mountains. I hope to climb it real soon.
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol
Sep 16, 2013 - 03:27am PT
Mt. Humphreys from Lamarck Col in late August, 2013
Mt. Humphreys from Lamarck Col in late August, 2013
Credit: Jerry Dodrill
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Sep 16, 2013 - 03:31am PT
Awesome Jerry. Thanks!
aguacaliente

climber
Sep 16, 2013 - 05:34am PT
Humphreys with Mini-Me
Humphreys with Mini-Me
Credit: aguacaliente

Humphreys seen from the SW with Mini-Me.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 30, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
Hump- bump!


Credit: RyanD
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 30, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
Wonderful mountain.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Dec 30, 2013 - 05:14pm PT
Mt. Humphreys from below Alpine Col:

Credit: Charlie D.
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