Wilson Mountaineers

Chilly Morning Hike on Wilson. Encountered a rattlesnake on the way down.

DONE!!! Six Pack Of Peaks Arizona

“The obstacle is the path.” That was my mantra for this first challenge. June 19 – Rallied friends and registered #1 – June 22, Mt.…

Mt Wilson!!

Today’s hike was not too difficult but was still a very good workout! Glad to have completed the summer challenge with thus one as we…

Wilson Mountain

Finally finished the challenge! The fall foliage on North Wilson trail was beautiful, but that wind was biting cold!

Windy Wilson Summit

Due to the limited parking at the trailhead, I arrived just before sunrise to ensure I would get a spot. Besides a large group of…

Right at the finish line….

Last one! We finished the six-pack of peaks! We were very efficient hikers. We were not so much good at keeping up with the logging.…

Sneaky the Bear

Bear mountain was deceptive, slippery, and very cold! Although beautiful with magnificent views, Bear had a nasty false summit. The trail was unique with large…

Fall Colors!

Started just after daybreak – cold start, but the photos were awesome in the soft light. Fall colors for the first third of the hike…

Just in time! Finished

It was a beautiful day for a hike. It’s definitely a tough one, decent amount of scrambling, lots of natural “stairs”. Beautiful views from the…

Chilly, chilly

Challenge complete!  Headed out at 7 am and it was already very windy. Best we could tell we were the third group out. Trail was…

Wonderful Wilson

Wilson was yet another beautiful, enjoyable hike. The switchbacks elevated your heart rate and then a nice break awaited on the plateau. There were very…

Sunday Bear Scramble

Despite not getting to the trailhead until noon, I was still able to find a parking spot, and the trail was less busy than when…

Mister Wiillllson!

This hike was probably my favorite. It was a quad burner but it offered very rewarding views at every “false” peak. The trail was not…

Kendrick – Favorite Challenge Hike

This was my favorite hike of the Challenge.  The trail was good and while it had a decent amount of elevation climb it was gradual…

Rocks, Roots, and Altitude

All the false summits on this trail. And wind for days. Last mile was brutal, but hey we made it.

Humphreys

First time hiking at this high of elevation. Air thin making it harder to breathe at top. Saw lots of yellow aspens.

The top of Sedona

First time up this trail and it did not disappoint. I knew it was going to be a good one once we hit the beautiful…

Almost Fall at Wilson’s

Yes..  Hike done!  The last one of the Summer Six pack!  Challenging and rewarding. It is almost Fall in Sedona.  The views were magnificent.  It…

Challenge Complete!

So I accidentally added about 3 miles to my hike by doing both overlooks, not just Sedona.  In my opinion, not worth it… the views…

Bear Mountain, Sedona

Great hike in Sedona. Beautiful views to take in while resting on the relentless climb to the top! Weather was great, trail elements were typical…

The Grand Finale!

I’ve been nervous and excited for this one at the same time! This was definitely the most challenging hike I’ve tackled so far. I started…

BRRRR!!!

Cold Cold Cold.  Temp in the mid-30’s at the start, winds kicked up about halfway up, making saddle-summit super cold.  Plenty of sunshine helped.  Hiked…

Humphreys

I did Humphrey’s once before and a couple of things came to mind immediately.  The first part of the hike you navigate around the roots…

Dreadful O’Leary

This was probably my least enjoyable Arizona hike I have done.  The maintenance road trail was boring and difficult to walk with the crushed lava…

Maintenance road

This might I say tastefully was ummmm not a human hiking trail but suitable for a four wheeler, side by side, donkey, horse, car, or…

Bear Mountain

Started a bit late for such a warm day, but took lots of breaks in the shade. No summit pics – phone died halfway up…

Heavenly Humphreys

One of my favorite hikes ever to date!  Slow and steady is the way to go to really enjoy all the beauty of this trail.…

Follow The Volcanic Road

10 miles Roundtrip. This hike follows a road all the way up to the Lookout Tower. The road is mostly volcanic rock. Once you pass…

A COLD day on Humphrey

It was a cold cold day, at the base it was 36° at starting. The wind post saddle is no joke. I had to add…

Heaven Sent

The beautiful fall colors of the aspens laced with gold had many spectators coming to the base of Humphrey’s Peak. My last hike of the…

Crazy beautiful Kendrick

Just like Elden and Humphrey’s, Kendrick did not disappoint on the colors or the views.

Kendrick Peak

Kendrick peak was a challenging climb with never ending switch backs, but the views were awesome!

Kendrick’s the kicker

We started out nice and late around 1100 and the altitude kicked my butt. Temperature was near perfect for fall stroll with hints of foliage…

Humphreys Haul

This was quite the hike: hard, rough trail that pounds your body, but views so beautiful you can’t breathe. Okay, you can’t breathe because of…

I’m on top of the world!

By far, this was the most difficult in the pack. The trail was pretty rough throughout but the most challenging thing for us was the…

Kendrick

Great day, beautiful weather and amazing views.

Humphrey’s Peak

So happy I pushed through the day. Started early and the last two miles to the summit kicked my butt.

Humphreys Peak

Started the hike around 7:30am at the inner basin trail. Walked through the beautiful aspen trees and ended up at the Weatherford trail to continue…

Elden round 2

This is my second time hiking the trail. Last time we did it, we did not reach the peak as there was a storm. The…

A tale of switchbacks

This was my favorite hike so far, loved the fall foliage and the beautiful views at every switchback. The trail is easy to follow and…

Fallin for Mount Elden

Loved how the aspens leaves were golden. A beautiful archway of gold right before the summit.  There were also some giant alligator junipers. The trail…

High high Humphrey’s

A little chilly and breezy, but nice as we got above the tree line.  Aspens are gorgeous.

Breezy Elden Lookout

Beautiful day today. A little breezy on top, but great temp and clear sky. The aspens at the top were golden and looked great against…

Beautiful

Started early had the mountain to myself for 45 min. It truly was a beautiful hike. Perfect for my last peak!

Beautiful

Awesome weather for a scenic hike up Mt Wilson.

Beautiful finish to a great challenge.

We had the most beautiful weather. Absolutely stunning views from the top of Wilson. So much variety in terrain, foliage, colors. Amazing. Thanks for an…

#6 in the books: Wilson Mountain

Another spectacular day in AZ to hike! Our group completed the AZ Summer 6Pack of Peaks Challenge finishing with Wilson Mountain in Sedona. The foliage…

Exposed

When you hike this trail, you need to pick a cool day, start early and take lots of water. The trail is exposed to the…

Humphrey’s Peak

A great October day. No clouds, blue skies and no wind on Tuesday, October 8. It was a bit harder than I expected but over…

Mount Wilson summit

Another amazing day with the tribe!! Great to have finished up the challenge today oo a gorgeous sunny day in Sedona.

Challenge Complete!

Yay!!  We completed the six-pack today hiking Mt Elden!  It was the perfect hike to end the challenge.  The trail itself (rather than the peak)…

Just downed a six-pack…of Peaks!

Decided to do this hike from Midgley Bridge instead of the North Wilson Trailhead just because we are more familiar with the trail from the…

O’Leary

A nice long hike up a forest road.  Great views of Humphreys at the top.

To the top of Arizona!

My group and I got an early start on hiking up Humphreys.  From the trailhead, we could see that some fall color was starting to…

Wilson Mtn

Third time doing this hike. Definitely the best views of Sedona red rocks, Humphreys, Oak Creek Canyon, etc. A tough day hike for sure. Felt…

Twas’ a bit like a stair stepper

The trail felt like a stair stepper! Lots of steps gaining 2,300 ft elevation in 2.65 miles. Some parts of it were slick with the…

4 down, 2 to go!

The gravel road to get here was a bit rough, but it was doable.  The hike itself was nice – pretty views with the leaves…

Humphreys Peak was a HUGE hump :)

Perfect weather and day for Humphreys Peak.  Hike is challenging and felt like I had to watch every step I took.  Glad to tick this…

Kendrick Peak

Beautiful hike…weather was perfect! I was expecting it to be cold and windy at the top, but it was not. We enjoyed our lunch on…

Elden

Very Steep and a tough hike.  Great Views of Flagstaff make up for it.

Trying to fit them all in!

I was expecting a much more difficult trail, but it was easy going. I made it up, quick snack, and back to my car in…

Bear Mountain Beauty

Tough, steep climb through lots of rocks but spectacular view of the Sedona red rocks.  

The Big One

Cold at the start. Took a little while for the sun to come up and start warming the earth, but by then we were gaining…

O’Leary Leg Workout

This was a tough hike on a steep fire road all the way up to the tower.  The crushed lava road-base was very nice under…

Barbie, have you met KEN-DRICK!

we got to the trail about 5:15AM, still pitch black, so we caught a cat-nap til 6am. was a bit chilly in the early morning…

Brutal Humphreys Peak

Walking through the meadow was a breeze.  Hiking along the rocks and tree limbs was tougher.  Above tree line was absolutely brutal with horrendous wind. …

Mixed Bag of Weather

The trail is in good condition,  if a bit rocky. The weather forecast called for sunny skies but the morning was mostly overcast and started…

Fall colors

Its about 6 miles dirt road (a little rough in some areas) to get to the trailhead parking lot.  The trailhead is not marked, but…

Just Me and My Pup

Brought my pup, Bailey, with me to complete this one. I went to the left on Fat Man’s Loop on the way up. We only…

O’Leary Summit

Nice steady push up the trail road. Really cool to see the lava .

So Much Lava

Great weather and great friends. Number 5, one to go! My feet took a beating on this road hike. Downhill, not my thing when pointing…

O’Leary Peak

Picture Perfect Day. We drove up from Goodyear and began hiking around 7:45 am. Spent some time exploring the lava field and hanging out at…

Octoberbest

Perfect day for a very scenic easy hike.

Wilson Mtn…. We saw a SNAKE!

Great day to take a hike near Sedona! Weather was perfect with a breezy wind.  Only saw one snake in the switchbacks from the Bench…

Number 6 of 6! Wilson!!!!

Number 6 of the Arizona Summer Challenge! Wilson Mountain ( 7,122ft) with a good 2,331 ft of elevation gain. Very proud of myself and I…

CHALLENGE COMPLETED!

This was my favorite hike of all six! The trail is maintained nicely, with only a few rocky parts, which made for a smooth, fast…

Bear Mtn

Gorgeous red rock views. Steep but relatively short. Not as exposed as I expected based on reviews on other sites/apps. Doesn’t compare to the Wilson…

Mr. Wilson

We got to the top and went to both sides Sedona overlook and north canyon. That tagged  on an extra 1.5 hours which we didn’t…

O’Leary Sunday

The trail was in great condition. It was a little cold when I first started but warmed up a bit as I went a long.…

Ah ha moment at the top

It was a bit humid which didn’t help with the rapid climb to the top but the views are well worth it.

Cool day with cool views

Tough steep climb, but views get better and better as you go up!  Requires some mild scrambling in parts.  Got lucky with a nice cool…

Breathtakingly beautiful

The main elevation was in the first bit. Which combined with the humidity made for a tiring climb. It then plateaus out before a much…

WOW is for Wilson

This has to be my favorite by far. Absolutely beautiful.  We had perfect weather with overcast which made for amazing views.  WOW!!  As always great…

Sedona on a Cloudy Day

My group and I drove up from Phoenix early on a Saturday to hike Wilson Mountain.  As we were on our way to the TH,…

Wilson

My fave all around. Terrain, difficulty, scenery, views. Saw a few aspen leaves that changed to yellow. Will def go back

Mt. Elden

Intended to hike this one solo but made some friends on the trail who had a few dogs and we hiked together as a group.…

WILSON Mountain

Fabulous hike! The Sedona Lookout is amazing. Windy at the top. Bits of the trail are narrow. Rocky trail or slightly overgrown in some places…

Mt. Elden

Planned to hike this one solo but ran into some other hikers and some dogs and did this one as a group. Cool temps in…

What Peak Is It? HUMP-HREY!!

Humphrey I bend over to you and also applaud you. You def kicked my ass today with your gusting winds and played the Joker with…

O’Leary

Intended to hike this one solo but made some new friends on this trail who were hiking with dogs. It was cool in the morning…

O’Leary Peak

Great weather in Flagstaff for a hike however the Arizona sun can fool you even on a cooler day, as there is not much coverage…

First Snow Humphreys Peak

Great hike, rained the day before was not sure what the conditions would be on the trail/summit. 2-3″ of snow in spots nothing we could…

Number 5 out of 6 Arizona

Number 5 out of 6 @sixpackofpeaksarizona (9,299ft) Even tho its only 5.3 miles, it’s a hell of a view going up & down! Me &…

Eldon Lookout Trail

That elevation though. Lots of big rocks and loose gravel on this trail make it slow goings.

Wilson – Art Wilson (RIP)

This was a nice hike and once you get to the top find that Mt. Wilson is relatively flat.  I spent the time on top…

Number 3 out of 6 Arizona Summer

Number 3 out of 6 @sixpackofpeaksarizona Out here with @_travelstoomuch_ bagging these peaks like if there’s no tomorrow! This is day one with another peak…

Elden Double Header #1

Elden was the first of our two grand finale hikes that day. We started at 7:50 am after driving from Phoenix. The weather was perfect…

Kendrick Finale!

Oh Kendrick! This was our 2nd time hiking Kendrick and WOW were we surprised. Last summer we had a great 4th of July hike on…

DMG Double

First time ever to hike this Mountain, it’s a great workout and has fabulous views!

Elden

I really liked the terrain on this one. This is one I’d go back and do again. Great views at top too

Ketchup

Bear Mountain was no joke! This was a pretty tough hike. I feel like it was harder than Kendrick Peak. The incline and rock scrambling …

Number 4 out of 6 Arizona

Number 4 out of 6! O’Leary Peak(8,916 ft) 9.6 miles! with awesome views at the top! You can see alot of volcanos and also the…

DMG’s Double

I hikeKendrick last year in July and the difference of growth of trees and flowers was incredible! Good job monsoon!

Elden

Great day with beautiful weather!

Mount Elden Lookout

A good hard hike with really pretty views. The weather was beautiful. This trail is very rocky, dry, and steep, the combination of which made…

O’Leary!

Plenty of cinder to trek through.  Although not quite as pretty as the other hikes to date, a beautiful day with a good friend, and…

Humphrey

A lot of people on the trail.

Hot and Cold on Elden

A little uncertain how to dress for this one. Temps were mid 30’s when we started at 7:30am. Parking lot getting close to full. I…

My Humphreys Summit

Awesome hike.  Challenging climb with the altitude, but a perfect weather day.

The top of the top

I have to say I have been to the top of Humphrey’s  8 times now and I am say. It never gets easier that last…

Elden

Nice steady incline. I really enjoyed this hike. We took our time bring new hikers out onto the trail. The wind was strong at the…

Sunset at Arizona’s Rooftop

Due to a late start, I started the hike in the afternoon at 1:45 pm rather than in the morning.  It was cooler and there…

King Kendrick

After Wilson peak, this is my favorite hike. It’s challenging but not too hard. It’s got good views but it doesn’t take all day. We…

Kendrick Peak

Loved this hike! I think the views on this hike were my favorite so far. Hike was challenging, but I thought it would be a…