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Piestewa peak

Great hike ! One of my favorite hike ! 😊

Sore knees!

Chilly and strenuous! Β Not overly crowded for a Sunday, we were on the trail by 7:15 and it took us all of six hours to…

Sore knees!

Chilly and strenuous! Β We were on the trail by 7:15, not overly crowded for a Sunday. Hard to follow at times and definitely tricky coming…

Another one bites the dust

Last hike in our 3rd 6 peak challenge. So excited to have completed it. May have been just the 2 of us this year but…

This is why we live in Arizona

Had the pleasure of hiking with the Dalrymples this morning. We carpooled over to the trailhead (had to park in the lower lot even though…

The Flatiron

Flatiron is a BEAST! This hike will work every part of your body and challenge you mentally (in a good way πŸ˜‰). It’s a minor…

All the cables

Always a fun adventure climbing with the cables.

Switch backs

It was a good hike!! Β I’d like to do it again when the flowers are blooming or water is running.

Fremont Saddle!

Another really good and beautiful hike! It’s like flat iron but not as challenging and have beautiful canyon views!

Picacho Peak -Picturesque!

Trail Conditions were amazing.Β  Not too many hikers.Β  Weather was perfect.Β  Felt great!Β  Glad steel cable was around every now and then!

Cables, cables ,,,,

Day started off slow with an accident on I10 at mile marker 210, slow moving for 30 minutes but once pass the accident, sunshine and…

Piestewa – halfway done!

It was a beautiful day to climb the stairs…I mean Piestewa peak. Busy trail with lots of trail runners and people in general. It felt…

Peralta Trail Hike

The 6 mile dirt road was well maintained… a bit surprised by it. Hike was very, very nice. I went early – virtually no people……

Flatiron – Second Time is a Charm

trail here?!” comes to mind. LOL! Epic! Incredible! One of the hardest climbs I’ve done. 85% a mental game. The higher you go the tougher…

Wasson Peak in Saguaro National Park

What an experience! I was a little unsure of where the trailhead was, so I stopped and asked at the Visitor Center. Plenty of parking…

Camelback Mountain

WINDY AT THE TOP, lots of people on the trail, started at 6:30am

Piestewa Stroll

Well groomed trail; arrive early for less crowds. Parking is plentiful even with the construction. Pretty simple and short hike; views were awesome.

Crazy Climb

Great weather. This is a very tough climb but beautiful at the top

Picacho Peak

Early start – first ones on the trail.Β  Beautiful weather.Β  Only passed a handful of people on the way down.

Camelback Adventure

Deceptively enticing, this is a GREAT trail with several false summits. Arrive early-parking was full on a Monday by 8:45am. Bring gloves and patience. Spectacular…

F’in Flatiron

Holy cats this was the most technical climb/scramble/bouldering/hike ever. Β Gorgeous scenery but wowza it was a long 2.5 hours to the top. The last two…

Summiting Piestewa

Second time completing this hike. We started our hike right before noon. Busy trail but not packed. Great 360 views at the peak. Amazing 70…

Flat Iron via Siphon Draw

Tough hike! Definitely a full body workout. Ran into Flat Iron Jim and had a great time with my hiking tribe. 2 down ….4 more…

Flatiron dont be fooled

Wow.. Glad I didn’t know how difficult the scramble would be one mile from the top… And back down!Β  Stay to the left and take…

Fremont Saddle

Nice Weather, early start, not many people on the trail going up, lots coming down

Nothing flat about Flatiron

We started fairly early, which was nice, as it got warm, the trail was in the shadow all the way to the top, and part…

Nothing but Flat(Iron)!

We started our hike at 7:30am, 46Β°, a little chilly but could have been worse! I have hiked this trail many times before, however, I…

King’s Canyon at Wasson

Beautiful trail! 😍 It’s very rocky with large, loose gravel, but has a gradual incline for the first 2 miles before you really start feeling…

Flatiron

Nice weather, early start, lots of people on trail

Anything BUT Flat!

I had forgotten how much I LOVE this hike! Saving the best for last of my Six Peaks Challenge. It was a bit crowded this…

Flat Iron #2

It was an easier go this time around. We are stronger and didn’t have to stop and rest as much. Really nice temps for this…

Picacho

This was hike number six for the challenge and it was a lot of fun. Beautiful day, bright blue sky, excellent weather, great company. The…

Fremont Saddle

I typed a trip report twice it didn’t post. So I’m done trying.Β  It was s nice hike.

Fremont Saddle

This was my second time hiking this trail and it was easier this time. So this time my husband and I decided to hike Bluff…

quickie

Knocked this one out quickly as ive done it a bunch. 45 up and 23 down. Great views as always!

Piestewa Peak

Nice weather, lots of people on the trail.

Piestewa peak

Went there on a weekday at 9am. Go early if you want less people and less crowds. Def a better experience not in the summer

Picacho Peak #2

Started late in the day so it wasn’t very busy, but it sure was windy.

Climbing the camel’s back!

This adventure is less of a “hike” and more of a “boulder climb”! I started the trek just as the sun was giving its first…

Still not a fan of the cables

I think this one will forever be out of my comfort zone with the cables. I love the section leading to the saddle, what a…

Flatiron to the Ridgeline

Awesome day on the Ridgeline. We went up Flatiron starting at 6:15am and it took us just over 2 hours to get up. We proceeded…

Camelback Mountain

Great hike. Can’t wait for Cholla Trail to open as I hear that is the tougher route. This seemed a little easy to me. Β Flatiron…

Always better the 2nd time

Did this same hike last year and was intimidated by it but was able to relax & enjoy it this time, making it a lot…

Camelback

Very rocky with lots of scrambling, like a shorter Picket’s Post

Oh what a difference a year can make

This used to be a trail I frequented but since doing multiple challanges I have branched out to new and exciting trails. This was the…

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AZ Winter Challenge Completed

2/14/2021. Sunny, clear blue skies, nice breeze all the way. Wind gust picked up along the saddle and at the peak. Windproof shell jacket came…

Echo Cannyon

#Lastresmexicanas one more adventure with my colleagues Indira and Lizzette.

Happy BDay AZ!

Started early to beat the rush and surprisingly never saw the crowds. Probably because it was early (started at 645 am) on Valentine’s (and AZs…

Wasson Peak

Our final hike to complete the AZ Winter 6-POP. It was an easy, slow, sunny, cool hike. We took the loop via Hugh Norris and…

Arizona Day on Camelback

Great but challenging hike…but a quick one compared to others on the list. Busy trail and moderate mask/gaiter usage. I got there at 7:45 and…

Picacho via the Sunset Vista Trail

We drove up to the fee station and was told the Hunter Trail was closed because so many people were there. The ranger said the…

Six Pack 2021 Done!

This is a dangerous trail and we lost one member who sadly was Emergency air lifted out of the canyon after falling 300ft. Seriously Arizona…

Summiting Camelback Mountain

We started our hike up Camelback Mountain at 9:30 a.m. via the Echo Canyon Trailhead. It was a comfortable 68-70 degrees the entire duration of…

Kyong’s First Six-pack Hike

My first six-pack of peaks!Β  I actually had some doubt whether I could even hike all the way up to the top, but partnered with…

partner climb

Hike was tough. My blue heeler went with me and she did amazing although her paws were tender the next day. Witnessed an an airvac…

Fremont saddle freeway

Trail was in great condition. There were tons of people!Β  Weather was amazing and made it right before a storm hit. Not too tough and…

Picacho Peak

The hike to the peak was great, intense, and physically demanding, but I would do it again in a heart beat.Β  My wife and I…

Kathleen’s Flat Iron Hike

Great day for a hike but too many hikers. Unfortunately, one in our group took a fall and had to be helicoptered off the trail.…

Flatiron Saturday 7.5hr

Great hike! probably my favorite near the Phoenix metropolitan area. Some parts are very rough and you may need to climb the rocks to move…

Wasson

Great hike with great friends on a beautiful day!

FlatIron

Great views but it’s also a treacherous trail

Flatiron

This is a very challenging hike and a great accomplishment to finish.Β  The hike up to siphon draw is deceiving, it’s as high as Camelback…

Picacho Peak

2/13/2021. Short but steep with cables strategically installed for safety…making the hike much more fun & enjoyable. Certainly less scarier than yesterday’s hike to Flatiron…

Picacho Peak

After Flatiron mountain hike yesterday, Picacho Peak was our recovery hike. The trail starts from the northern side with a gradual ascent until you reach…

Camelback via Echo Canyon Trailhead

I love hiking Camelback but the traffic and parking is terrible. I ended up parking at a local business and getting a Lyft too and…

Wasson – My favorite!

This was a new trail and peak for us – we live in the PHX area and haven’t hiked in Tucson very much. We were…

Flatiron Mountain

This is our second road trip to Arizona and we wanted to finish the last 3 peaks of the AZ challenge and Flatiron was the…

Flatiron Mountain

2/12/2021. Tough βœ” Challenging βœ” Rock scrambling/climbing βœ” Fear of heights turned off βœ” Butt-woman aka butt sliding βœ” Post hike pain & soreness βœ”…

Fremont Saddle

First time and loved this hike. Went early to avoid traffic. It paid off.

Friday Pie Day!

Today’s hike up to Pie’s summit was a gorgeous 70 degree lunch hike. The mountain was packed with people the entire way spanning an age…

Fremont Saddle via Peralta Canyon

Beautiful day for a hike. Started a little after 7am with a gorgeous sunrise and temps in the 60s. First thirty minutes or so in…

A Different Route to the Saddle!

Started at the Peralta Trailhead then to the Bluff Spring and Cave Trails.Β  Route finding can be a challenge as you are walking over large…

#1 down 5 more to go!

I’ve done this hike before, but I think I forgot how challenging it is. We took it slow and steady and detoured to the cave…

One bad@@@ summit

Beautiful day, weather was great, overcast and Β cool. Started out at 7 am with a group of 4, at basin two decided to call it…

It was a pleasure Piestewa

Beautiful Arizona morning at 60 degrees. The trail is a swift up and same coming back down. Rocks can get a little jagged and some…

Early Morning Stair Climb!

Up the Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300 and picked up Trail #302 on the return which goes around behind Piestewa Peak.Β  Would recommend for anyone…

A Fine Day to Climb a Hump!

The sky cleared and the temps escalated to product an excellent afternoon to climb the Hump!Β  Did this hike last year from the other side…

Get ready to roll and rock scramble

Cholla trail is closed. Echo canyon trail is the only way to access camelback for now. Parking was crowded. I went mid-day on a Wednesday…

Camelback

We got there a little after 6, and there was a ton of parking. It helped that it was a weekday I’m sure. Made it…

Camelback

Short hike but a good workout. This was the first of two hikes we did that day. Beautiful weather and not too many people.

Piestewa Peak

This was hike two of two for the day. A lot of elevation gain in the short distance to the top but it was a…

Dream’n of Pie

Tried starting from Dreamy Draw to get a little more mileage and it ended up being the perfect distance & incline. We started at sunrise…

Cannion king

The whether was very nice And I have an amassing trail.. so beautiful.

Piestewa

Steeper and rockier than expected, challenging but rewarding.

Flat Iron

Our annual Super Bowl Sunday hike in the Superstition Mtns to Flatiron and an bonus Peak 5024. Over 7 miles and 7 hours of memories…

Back to Piestewa

There’s always a lot of traffic on this trail. Take a comfortable mask because it gets congested and the trail can be narrow.

Picacho Peak

Bring lots of water and gloves if it’s warm. There is a lot of climbing, even going back out, so be ready! Slow and steady!

People, people, everywhere!

This is the first time doing this hike since last years challange.Β  We have been doing alot of other, less traveled trails so once dreamy…

Good training for Flat Iron

Started hiking around 9am – along with a whole lot of other folks. I did this hike back in March 2010 and remembered why I…

Fremont Saddle

Beautiful, bright sunny day for a nice hike. The trail was wide open on the way in since we got there early, but was busy…

Camelback

Busy, busy, busy! We arrived before 7am and still had to park nearly a mile away. It’s a nice challenging hike though so worth the…

Piestawa Peak

Second peak of the day. We huffed and puffed, but we made it! Great hike.

First time on Camelback

The hike was wonderful. I had no idea what to expect, as I have never hiked Camelback Mountain before. My dad and I started the…

Riding the Camel

Awesome Hike.Β  A little crowded.Β  Started before sunrise.

Camelback – 1st timer!

Tough hike for sure! I would call it more rock climbing than hiking. Pretty busy for early Friday morning.Β  This will be a one and…

Foxxy on the Camels back

Started early, almost caught the sunrise, we saw a Kit Fox peaking out of the rocks when we stopped for a snack.

Camelback Mountain Hike

We were hoping we’d make it to the top to watch the sun rise, we barely missed it. We had a nice visitor during one…

Celebrating Camel Style

My quickest ascent of the Camel! Despite the annoying crowds, I made it up in 46 minutes today. The temps were amazing and it felt…

Piestewa Peak

Even on a weekday afternoon, this trail was packed with people. It’s a quick climb to the top with views of Camelback and the city.…

Tea at the top of the Sups

The trail was amazing, the weather was perfect ! There’s a cute little squirrels at the top! πŸ˜†πŸ˜

Get it done

Finishing up and getting it done. Glad to finish the challenge with one I’ve never done before

The Crowded Camel

If you live in Phoenix you know. This one is out of towner central! The Instagram hike of Greater Phoenix, and for that reason I’m…

Peralta

Beautiful hike and views

Riding in the saddle

This is my favorite hike so far in Arizona! The higher we climbed the more mountain ranges we could see and all were stunning. And…