...not really but we went for it anyway. It was Susan's (you gotta guess how old) birthday and she wanted to start the day off right with a bit of a hike. The forecast showed some wind up on Humphrey's but we figured whatever. How bad could it be? I've been up there before in high winds and it isn't usually that bad. Just a couple sections where you get knocked around up high near the summit. Well... the wind was definitely stronger today and we had quite a hike! Very exciting! We literally had to crawl the last section to the summit!!! I had to have a good grip on Shiloh (my dog) so that she didn't disappear into the inner basin.
In the end it was a good adventure and I'm glad I wasn't trying to run up there on a morning like this (we met a friend doing just that as we were descending his report here). Below are some videos of the ascent and descent on the upper ridge to give you an idea of what we were up against. It definitely felt like Fall was coming after that hike. Brrrrr. I think I got a wind ice cream headache...
On the way up.
What it was like on the summit.
A little further down.