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Camelback

Extremely crowded as always unfortunately, we even started before sunrise and the parking lot was nearly full. Trail is always a fun adventure with beautiful…

Fremont Saddle via Peralta Traile

Peak 2 of 6 for #sixpackofpeaksarizona Winter Challenge. First time hiking Fremont Saddle via Peralta Trail. Incredibly beautiful & amazing hike. Decided to keep going…

Hike 2, Peak 2

Busy, busy trail, otherwise a very good morning workout

Piestewa Peak

Beautiful weather, good hike.  Had some headphones on and got lost in Motivational Talks.

Piestewa

Perfect weather for a great hike.

A Night to Remember – Piestawa

I have done this peak several times at sunrise and really wanted to do it a sunset/night. Arizona sunsets never disappoint and city lights are…

Killer Legs – Wasson Peak

This was the most difficult and longest hike I have ever done. I’m super proud of myself for finishing it 🙂 We completed it on…

85* “Winter” hike in AZ

First hike of the AZ Winter challenge and first time at Fremont Saddle with the main “reward” being Weavers needle at the peak. Fairly rocky…

Piestewa at Night

Perfect weather for a hike! It was busy on the trail, but not crowded (probably because it was Tuesday and not the weekend).

Piestewa Peak

Good quick hike. Lots of traffic for a Monday morning.

Piestewa Peak

My partner and I hit the trail around 6:15am and surprisingly, we had plenty of company. As we neared the summit, we could hear the…

Wasson

Weather is not feel like winter, it is in the 80

Wasson

Some confusion at the transition from kings canyon to sweet water trail, but only minor. Kings Canyon had some short scrambles, but way Sandy  till…

Ouch!

Hike was tough and I mean tough lol. Got a little off trail, which is pretty easy if you’re not following a map or a…

Long and hard!

Hiked early on Monday, saw a few people on the trail. Good weather for a long hike. A lot of loose rocks on the trail,…

FlatIron… not so “flat”

Wow!! Worth the effort! … but watch out for falling rocks… I took one above the forehead… just a flesh wound… but…

Piestewa

Hard trail, but views are stunning! Worth the hike.

Picacho

Many, many people on trail, challenging areas, but felt safe.

Picacho

Fun hike with the group

Got me a piece of the Pie-estewa!!

Great hike this morning with my friend, Anna. We hiked the Piestewa/Freedom Loop Trail(s) since only Piestewa seemed too short and easy! So we got…

Piestewa Peak/Freedom Loop

It was a bit crowded, even with a 6:30a.m. start but a good work out. We hiked up to Piestewa Peak Summit then down to…

Dreamy Draw to Piestawa Peak

It was a beautiful fall day.  The weather started off cool in the morning but by the time we finished it was in the 80’s.…

Flatiron

Wrapped up the week with completing 5 of the 6 hikes! #6 will be completed before year end. Flatiron is always a doozy of a…

Picacho

Short but tough, technical sections on the back half. Encourage to take gloves to wear for the chain and scramble section

Camelback

Great Hike .. Hike 3 of the 6 done this week. Always a tough one and enjoyable. Crowd wasn’t terrible.. lots of bugs at the…

Piestewa

completed same day after Camelback. Boy was it a bit rough on the feet after! Got through it though In one hour 20 minutes. Did…

Beautiful trail!

Love this hike! Weather was a bit chilly at 6am and  not too crowded. Beautiful views all around!

Wasson

Amazing hike… I’ll be doing this one again for sure

Picacho

Wow… that hike wasn’t necessarily hard… but it was freaking unnerving. A couple I passed by as I was leaving the summit said: “I can’t…

Wasson What? Peak!

First Challenge is in the books! The best weather!! A little cold at first, but warmed up for the perfect hike down. A little windy…

Natures Changes

Another amazing hike in the books! Great hike, beautiful weather, and a first ha d look at the summer fire damage. Could still smell it…

On Top of Picacho

Great hike up picacho today! 54° and practically an empty trail. Love this trail. Started at 0930 and hit summit at 1045. Made the way…

Piestewa

Beautiful morning for this hike!

Picacho Peak Party

A beautiful morning to celebrate a friend’s birthday summiting  Picacho Peak with a fabulous crew of hikers. When attempting this climb for a party formal…

Picacho Peak

Hiked with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. Perfect weather for a challenging rock scramble up to the peak. Thankful for the cables!

Camelback

Weather was perfect … Not too hot not too cool.  Parking beforehand was a nightmare.  Had to hike alone because group couldn’t wait for everyone…

Piestewa Peak, Please

First peak in the books ✅ Great day hike, nice breeze flowing through. Heavily trafficked but not congested. Trail was closed late in the morning…

Hike to Fremont Saddle

It was a nice hike, the trail has in really good condition. Lots of people going in and out (we started around 10 am). For…

Piestewa Peak

Great hike! Completed Piestewa Peak + Freedom trail and worked counter clockwise. As always, there were many hikers on the trail on a Saturday morning.…

Camelback Mountain ⛰

This was the first hike that I completed with a team. There were approximately 20 of us total. The weather was overcast in the morning,…

Almost died- Camelback Mountain

A bit rocky- can slip at times.  Camelback is notorious for fall accidents.  Loved it though!  Lived in Phoenix for 7 years and this is…

Camelback

There wasn’t anything unusual about this hike… a typical climb of Camelback with the exception of enjoying it with a group.   One down… five…

Echo Canyon – Camelsback Mountain

My first big hike in Arizona!  And my first Meet-Up with the Hiking, Biking, & Socials for Over 40 Group!!! It was so beautiful, a…

Conquering Camelback

Parking lot was full and closed to new cars entering until some had left.  Plan extra time, park at an off-site location and hike or…

PEAK 1

Beautiful morning.

Piestewa peak

Beautiful weather, trail was a bit crowded as expected.

Piestewa Peak

Hike was great. Weather was mid 70s. We started our hike by going to the summit then did the trail that circled the mountain. Trail…

Wasson Peak

The weather was great. I did get a later than planned on starting time. It was peaceful and beautiful, there were not a lot of…

Piestewa Peak short but technical

This was day two of back to back hikes with Camelback being first and the shorter less climb Piestewa as day two. Strategy was to…

Conquered the Camelback

Awesome hike up Echo Canyon at Camelback Mountain this morning on 11/6/20! I’m glad my 2 friends and I started early at 7am since it…

Camelback via Echo canyon

First time hiking Camelback via Echo Canyon but Cholla trail side was closed. Trail was rated extremely difficult and I must say it was pretty…

Piestewa

Well maintained and rock steps nearly all the way, except at the very top, which required some technical climbing.

Piestewa Peak

Hiked this on 11/2/2020 as the first of the six peaks in the AZ Winter Challenge. The mile up to the summit is always crowded.…

Wasson Peak by full moon

Completed a full moon hike and reached the summit a little after midnight on November 1. Small group hiking together. Expected it to be cool…