Mount Humphreys

Bishop, California

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Like the nearby summits of Mount Tom and Basin Mountain, Mount Humphreys is easily visible from Bishop, and the view of Humphreys’ twin couloirs on the peak’s north face is indeed impressive. From afar, these couloirs appear much too steep to ski but, surprisingly, do not exceed 40 degrees. The couloirs are snow/ice climbing routes in the summer and fall, and provide excellent expert ski and snowboard terrain in the winter and spring.
50 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Summits in California

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50 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Summits in California

by Paul Richins (The Mountaineers Books)

Like the nearby summits of Mount Tom and Basin Mountain, Mount Humphreys is easily visible from Bishop, and the view of Humphreys’ twin couloirs on the peak’s north face is indeed impressive. From afar, these couloirs appear much too steep to ski but, surprisingly, do not exceed 40 degrees. The couloirs are snow/ice climbing routes in the summer and fall, and provide excellent expert ski and snowboard terrain in the winter and spring.

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Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Bishop
Distance: 10
Elevation Gain: 5,586 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 1 or 2 days
Season: Best March through May
Trailhead Elevation: 8,400 feet
Top Elevation: 13,986 feet
Additional Use: Snowboarding
Local Maps: USGS Mount Tom, Tungsten Hills
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Humphreys

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May 2018