Humpback Mountain via NW ridge
Carla and I parked on Road 5510 next to the bermed road that and hiked
the bermed road for about half a mile to where the road crosses the NW
ridge of Humpback Mountain. We started up the ridge too soon , when we
met with the trail we found it started on the north side of the ridge
shortly after the road crosses the ridge. The trail is a well-pruned
corridor through young forest until around 3,600' where it enters
mature forest. The upper part of the trail passes through a few
boulder fields, these sections were difficult for us since the
boulders were covered with a foot of new snow. The final approach to
the summit was a bit steep. On the summit we spent a few seconds
enjoying what might be 360 degree views in clear conditions and then
turned around and returned the same way.
Humpback Mountain via NW ridge map
Copyright © 2005 Gabriel Deal.