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Camelback Mountain

This was my last hike of the challenge. I started early so I wouldnt be in the heat. I had fun even doing it alone.…

Wasson

Nice hike. We did the loop and we’re glad we did it was nice! Today happened to be very windy towards the top, but overall…

Camelback Mountain

Having never hiked Piestewa Peak Summit or Camelback Mountain, I thought I would try and knock them both out on the same day – When…

Hiking between the saguaro cactus

It was amazing to hike in the Saguaro National Park. The trail up to Wasson Peak is really cool and the view is incredible. I…

The hike with a real adventure

Undoubtedly more challenging hikes. The trail that leads to the peak requires great care. Hiking on this trail is a little dangerous, but just look…

Picacho peak

#sixpackofpeaks Today marks the completion of the Six Peak Challenge (climbed 6 peaks in 60 days) with my final peak —Picacho Peak in Tucson. This…

Piestewa Peak

Didn’t start Piestewa until a little after 3:00 PM – Piestewa was an elusive hike, reminiscent of Agua Caliente with intermediate peaks that tease you…

Wasson Peak – Saguaro national park

Hiked  the beautiful Wasson Peak  in Saguaro national Park in Tucson.    It was a windy, drizzly day which made for spectacular photos of cloud…

Simply Incredible

Simply amazing hiking to Flatiron Peak. The trail is difficult to level with a strong climb. Very important are good hiking shoes and sturdy knees.…

Top Hike in Phoenix

With a beautiful day and an incredible view of the city of Phoenix it was sensational to hike to the peak. It is a difficult…

Picacho Peak

Got some rain on the top. Somewhat slippery. great adventure  hike.

Picacho Peak

Set out today with my niece and her friend. Started raining 45 minutes into the hike. Made the trail extremely slippery. As we gained elevation…

Camelback

Tough but the views are worth it!

The MOTHER

Perfect day to tackle the beast… toughest one of the 6 by a mile. Think Camelback on steroids times 3. Quad burner. First mile is…

The best view of Phoenix

My first hiking  in Phoenix and it was very pleasant to hike in the state of Arizona. The trail is a short trail with 2.2…

Last but not least

I have a love/hate relationship with this trail.   Fortunately the weather was absolutely perfect on a Monday night in AZ for the end of…

Wasson Peak

Fun hike. Starts off fairly easy and gradually gets tougher as soon as you reach the switchbacks. Overall, decent hike with 360-degree views. Lots of…

Camelback boulders on steroids

Holy macaroni! Save the hardest for last! Flatiron is one of those that you just might never do again lol. It was super hard going…

Wasson

What a wonderful day!!! Paul Steenman & I completed the final hike for the AZ Winter Six Peak Challenge, Wasson Peak in Tucson . Always…

Camelback on steroids

**accidentally logged my flatiron as wasson peak for my last hike so I’m re logging flat iron.

ALL TRAILS . . . FAILS

Day started off nice then it got super hot. Definitely thought I was not going take it. All trails got us lost. Saw a lady…

The Iron that isn’t flat

It was a sunday well spent in the beautiful sometimes scary superstitions . The morning started off cool and then it got hot and the sun…

Brutal sun

What a slog. Tried to get there early to beat the heat but got a bit lost on the trail. Corrected and finally made it…

Flatiron

Rough trail but very proud to have accomplished it! Boulders are rough both ascending and descending. Weather was great on starting but became quite hot…

The Iron Finally

All I can say is, I’m sore and sunburned… finally! All the other hikes prepared me for this climb for sure! It wasn’t as bad…

Way to long and way too late

I didnt notice the no dogs tag for this one and brought my pup. Its a long, rocky trail with 0 cover. We did it…

Fremont Saddle – Nice and Easy

I loved this hike. Such a nice hike after conquering Flat Iron a couple of weeks prior. Very easy trail to follow. I love that…

Flat Iron Peak

Hike was great. Definitely more challenging this time as we came down and it was Hot Hot! 🥵 Amazing views. Tempted to do the ridgeline…

Fremont Saddle

Loved this hike! Went early morning, weather was nice.

Iron muscle on the Flat Iron

This hike was INSANE! Not at all what I expected. It was less of an actual hike and more rock climbing. I found that it…

Flat Iron Siphoned Energy

Weather was great although the sun was a bit warm towards the end of the hike.  The trail was difficult to follow at times, but…

Windy City

Soooooo Windy. Gusts of 40mph. Air quality awful but almost out of time for the challenge. 😂

A walk-in the Park

This was a great hike. I was a little scarred from flatiron and kept hoping none of the other hikes were going to be so…

3 dead bodies and a snake

Trail was the easiest we did of the challenge. Took my son along and he enjoyed it, aside from the snake 🐍 we saw it…

Flatiron Never Disappoints

There were more people on the trail at 6am than I have seen when I have hiked Flatiron in the past. Still it was peaceful…

Gloria

Hot weather, a little long but great view

Pica pica

Today my stamina was tested however my mind was made up I was there to get SHIT DONE ✔️ It was perfect weather (mid 80’s)…

Not so Flat Iron

Beautiful day out. Not too many people. Started at 8 done by 1 after having lunch at the top. Total hiking time under 4 hours.

Camelback Double!

I never ever ever thought I could do a double on Camelback, but I did!!!

Gloria

Weather too hot and a little crowded

Flat Iron Endurance Climb

This was my third time to the top. The last time was in 2014. I can tell I am a lot older.  More than physically…

Wasson Peak – 360-degree views

Beautiful hike on a beautiful Spring day. This was the last of our 6-peak challenge, and it did not disappoint! We did the loop trail…

Picacho Peak

Beautiful day for a hike.  Temps was in the low 80’s.  The trail was not packed at all which is surprising for a Saturday.

Aaron

Short but challenging

Aaron

Long hike and hot weather

Summiting Picacho Peak

Awesome hike to the top of Picacho Peak. The trail is a lot of fun and offers a good challenge. I recommend wearing gloves for…

Hidden Gem

Slow and steady.  Beautiful, steady hike. We lost our sticker along the way but the landscape speaks for itself.

Flatiron one and done

Hard hike. Trail was confusing and kind of non existent. The weather was perfect. Got out early and the hike in was all shaded. Really…

Fremont Saddle

Favorite Hike… no one on the hill and awesome view of Weavers needle

Wasson Peak via Sweetwater Trail

Beautiful day for a hike! It’s easy, just long and be sure to bring plenty of water and a hat. There is very little shade…

Picacho Peak via Hunter Trail

Best hike to date! Up to the saddle is a steady climb without too much effort. Then the hike begins – descend 150ft only to…

The one with the wero canelo

Stayed the night in tucson and got an early start but hardly beat the heat. Very little shade areas but this trail was very nicely…

Wasson Peak

Trail conditions were great, weather became quite warm as the hike went on and there is pretty much no shade. Fairly gradual incline throughout the…

Picacho with Family

Very interesting hike.. rocky terrain, it was similar to be climbing stairs all the time. Some technical sections with wire cables available to grab from.…

The Rock wall

we got lucky with overcast skies on this one. It was still warm but not bad. This hike was gorgeous the whole way in. But…

AKA Bad Mojo Mountain

I had been mentally gearing up to summit Flatiron ever since a friend of mine had to get air lighted from it after she took…

Picacho Peak Climb

We got out early and it was a good thing because the end of our hike was hot!! The cables were a fun challenge. I…

Solo Picacho Peak

This was the second or third time I’ve hiked Picacho Peak solo and each time I get less anxious and more comfortable and confident on…

It’s getting hot out here

Drove out to the trail head from Cali at 6 am and started this around 1 pm. It was a very warm 88 degrees. But…

The one with the lost dutchgirls

This was unexpectedly pleasant. The trail was nice and steady and alot of shady areas to take nice breaks. It has the best 360 view.

Lots of cables!

Lots of cables!  My leather gloves were too slick so I did it w/o them.  Rubber garden gloves would work better.  Great peak to enjoy…

At last, Piestewa.

Great hike to finish the challenge! Came from Tucson and at parking lot at 5 45 am and it was pretty packed. I had intended…

Saved the best for last!

This was a fairly easy hike but so pretty.  I will do it again for sure! And the views…WOW!

FLAT IRON

Started early, there was a ton of people on the trail. It was shady all the way up took our group 3hrs to make it…

Fremont Saddle – Weavers Needle

This was such a beautiful hike. We hiked late afternoon and finished in the evening because my sister had a 9 month old baby with…

Fremont Saddle

Peak 5 of 6: We left home around 6am, arrived at trailhead around 1pm. It was already 90 degrees. We started our 5 mile out&back…

Fremont Saddle

Weather was great on the way in but pretty hot on the way back out. The earlier you go, the more shady spots there are.…

Picacho Peak

This hike was hard but super fun! Cables off and on along the way. Must bring gloves and highly suggest good hiking shoes with ankle…

Flatiton – One and Done

This hike was extremely challenging for me. We made it to the summit only because we knew if we quit early we would never make…

Flatiron

Very challenging.  Trail not marked very well thank goodness plenty of friendly hikers giving us tips along the way.

Fremont Saddle

Great hike! Not difficult, just long. Be patient, the views are spectacular.

Sunrise finish

In part to again beat the heat, but to also get a coveted parking spot. Made to the summit just as the sun peaked through…

Flatiron

A pre-dawn start to avoid the heat. Had the summit to myself for a good 15 minutes. Was an great challenge, clearly the hardest of…

To Camel and Back

at parking lot at 6:15. didn’t realize there was an upper lot so not sure how full it was when I arrived. lower lot was…

Easter on Peralta

Such a breathtaking hike.  One of my new favorites.  Weaver’s needle was awesome.

Camelback

Started hike around 7:30 am. Had shade for most of the way up. Lots of scrambling.  Definitely need good hiking shoes for this one.

Love it!

Wonderful hike! Tough but enjoyable! Not too many people and well marked trail.

Piestwa

Fun hike with my hiking buddy Lynda!  We did a double!!  Great weather, started early.

Saturday Saddle

Hiked with my daughter who was home from school. Rocky path but great scenery. Got out early but it was still very warm. Bring LOTS…

Picacho Peak

It was 95 degrees on this hike. Thankfully, my pack holds a gallon and I finished it. So hot but we summited successfully. Drank about…

Flatiron

The hardest of all 6 peaks, but once you’ve done it’s all downhill.  Lots of bouldering!

Picacho Peak via Hunter Trailhead

It was a hot one this day and we were thankful for whatever shade we could get. We started out around 8am and finished around…

Camelback on Cesar Chavez Day

City of Phoenix employees have a somewhat unusual holiday compared with most…I took advantage of the day off and hiked solo, pushing the pace pretty…

Fremont Favorite

Fremont was my favorite out of the five I’ve done so far. The rock formations and views were outstanding. It wasn’t nearly as packed as…

Added Extra Miles…

We paid our fee at the Visitor Center, then tried to drive to King Canyon Trailhead, only to discover the road was closed for a…

Camelback – Mini Flatiron

Quiet Sunday morning hike, with the full moon setting and sun rising. I couldn’t have timed it better! Light traffic, no banged knees or bruises.…

Fremont Saddle – Weavers Needle

Hiked to Fremont Saddle via the Peralta Canyon trail (4.8 mi.). It was a warm and beautiful day (about 88 degrees with a light breeze).…

Wasson Peak

Beautiful hike after camping on BLM land the night before.

Fremont

Great hike! Most interesting scenery wise thus far, lots of hoodoos! Well marked trail, nothing technical, could be done solo. Saw flowers blooming, it was…

Was son Peak finale

Great day to finish out the challenge. It gets warm there, but I started early. You can reach the peak starting from another trailhead to…

The one we kept putting off

We kept putting off this hike, because it was a drive, but glad we did it before it started getting really hot. There was a…

Wassup Wasson

This hike was very interesting! I enjoyed the long hike from start to finish… although I was sure we were never going to finish. We…

The Disneyland of hikes

This hike is so popular. They have a very small parking lot. Mostly sunny. it’s short but mighty. The views are very nice.

Sunset on Piestewa

This hike is beautiful. It’s short but mighty as well. You get 360 views on most of the Arizona peaks which is amazing.

Wasson peak

Final hike! Very easy climb, lots of loose rock on bottom section. Stunning views from top.

Wasson

We saw deer 🦌 Beautiful hike

Fun in Tucson

Saw deer but no wild flowers. Beautiful easy hike with fabulous views

I swapped Mount Kimball for Camelback

Climbed 4200 feet give or take through and up bro Pima Canyon over 10-13 miles! Super challenge in my own backyard and definitely worth not…

Wasson was Wonderful!

Weather was beautiful.  Awesome wildlife (deer, birds, etc.).  Very few hikers.  Long hike but the journey was worth it.  A charity event (walk) was going…

Threading the Needle

My third peak in two days. This has been my favorite so far. Full trip report and photos on my blog.

The Cowles of Phoenix

My fourth peak in two days. I knew this peak was going to crowded, much like Cowles Mtn in San Diego. I was right. The…

Wasson Peak

It was an easy hike for us and it moved quickly. We enjoyed the views however we found it was not a well marked hike.