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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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

Love it!

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

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…

Flatiron

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

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).…

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…

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…

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

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.

Morning on Wasson

Fun early morning hike. Perfect hike to kick off attempting the Arizona Winter Six-Pack of Peaks! Full trip report and photos at https://www.sdpeakbagger.com/2021/03/30/wasson-peak/

I earned my t-shirt!

The second peak of the day. What an adventure for this summit. Gladly paid for the “I climbed” t-shirt in the visitor center!  Full trip…

Weaving Around Wasson

A nice relatively easy 7.9 mile hike. The day was beautiful, but a little windy at the summit. It’s hard to believe you are nearly…

Wasson (6 of 6)

Annnnnnddd finished! Took a while to get down to Wasson Peak, but finally got it done to finish off the #sixpackofpeaksarizona Winter Challenge. Had a…

Camelback Mountain

Started at daybreak.  Not a huge number of people on the trail yet.  Very windy at the top.

Camelback Echo Canyon Trail

Great hike! Challenging up steep rocks, but a great view to celebrate your success! Good for all ages and abilities. Wear gloves and proper footwear…

Second Peak

Bring your upper body along for this one… gloves are a GREAT idea

Wasson Peak

Trail started off on a rocky road with a lot of wind. Once you got off the road and on to the trail the views…

Camelback with Friends

Camelback with friends is the best way to hike Echo Canyon trail. It’s such a fun trail and so crowded that I rarely hike it,…

WP

The trail was in good condition. The hike felt more moderate but it was well worth the views. I was in awe of all the…

Piestewa – Phoenix Fave

I’ve done Piestewa multiple times,, so challenged myself by going the day after I did Picacho Peak. It’s a heavily trafficked trail that’s out and…

Picacho Peak

Peak #5 of 6 conquered!! Picacho Peak. Hunter trail def gets the heart rate up and legs burning out the shoot! Don’t let the short…

360 Degree Views

It was a perfect day to hike Wasson Peak! Sunny with a breeze. Trail was rocky close to the trailhead. Exposed with little to no…

Glad its done hike

This was supposed to be one of the nice & easy hikes, or so we heard, so we expected it, but no!  The hike was…

Picacho peak

I would say this was my favorite hike of the AZ winter 6 pack challenge. Very dramatic. Interesting trail. On the short side.

Flat Iron

This one was tough. Do not enjoy the rock scramble. The views from the top were amazing but the way down was just as hard…

Flat Iron for the win!

This is not really a hike so much as a 1 mile warmup for two miles of rock climbing scramble. Fairly crowded later in the…

Picacho Peak Butt-kicker

Tough hike! We left early- 6am – for the hour-long drive from Phoenix. We parked near the restrooms, just down the hill from the trailhead…

Beautiful Gold Canyon

Beautiful scenery, easy hike. We brought the dogs along on this one. They enjoyed the water crossings and taking a dip to cool off!

Wasson peak

We enjoyed this hike, just like all the others. The scenery was magnificent, the hike was strenuous, it’s starting to get warm in the deserts…

Wasson Peak Desert Hike

Realizing there would be no shade today we started pretty early. The King Canyon Trail starts out with a more than gradual incline and did…

#6 that’s a wrap!

Well….we did it.  In just over a month, we hiked all 6 peaks. We kept going after the summit today and went to the lone…

Piestewa Peak

Beautiful 82 degree day without a cloud in the sky. Lots of people of varying ages. Great trail with lots of space to navigate around…

Piestewa Peak

Beautiful 82 degree day without a cloud in the sky! Lots of people of varying ages. Trail was in great shape with lots of room…

Piestewa

Great hike, but lots of people because of Spring Break!

Flatiron Scramble!

Flatiron was the one I didn’t think I would summit, but what do u know? I made it…if it’s ur 1st time, and u get…

Camelback- Echo Canyon

Weather was excellent, just a bit windy and chilly at times but felt nice. No better feeling than reaching the top.

Camelback

Steep trail. It’s not so much hike as climbing most of the way. The trail was very busy for a Monday. Doesn’t anyone have to…

YEE-HAW!!! Fremont Saddle

4 down 2 more to go! Completed peak #4 of the winter six pack of peaks challenge. One of my go-to favorite trails, Peralta a…

Picacho Works Your Upper Body Too

It was a gorgeous day and the hikers were all so friendly. The cables engaged the upper body, so it was a great total-body workout.…

Wasson Peak

Trail is in excellent condition! Beautiful long loop hike!!

Fremont Saddle Did Not Disappoint!

Weather was a little chilly in the shade at the start but warmed up gradually and once at the Saddle, the vision was amazing!  It…

Picacho Peak

I love this hike. A little crowded but we started early and were able to avoid some of the crowds.

Loving the saddle

This hike was by far one of my favorites in this challenge so far! The views were incredible. Driving out you can see just thousands…

picacho peak

Was more challenging than I expected. I loved it though! Cloudy at the start and sunny when I finished.

Picacho Peak vertical challenge

Picacho Peak is always challenging for a short hike. It has quite a bit of steep vertical, large step ups, some scramble, and of course…

Fremont Saddle – fog and hail

I went with a friend. We parked in the overflow lot even though we got there before 8am. Crazy weather – fog and intermittent hail…

Saved the best for last

I did it! I finished the six peaks today! And what a treat it was today! We arrived at the saguaro National park at 8am…

Back to Winter

What happened to our spring weather? Turned back to winter again. Made the drive south from Phoenix, hoping that my wife could stomach the heights…

Wasson Peak – Last one for me!

Beautiful trail! It had been so long since I’ve hiked a long flat trail (read: six pack of peaks AZ summer challenge), I had forgotten…

Piestewa Pitfalls

Piestewa is definitely a heart-pounding climb as proven by the number of trail runners hoofing it to the top!  It is a very rocky but…

Picacho Peak – Is it a hike or is it a climb? 😂

𝐏𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐨 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐤! – “𝐈𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐚 𝐡𝐢𝐤𝐞, 𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐚 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐛?” – Not for those with fears of heights. 3 miles up and back…

Hike from hell!

I think we all know this is a tough hike!  I was so disappointed to get to The Wall and not be able to get…

Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300

The weather was excellent for most of the hike, only got hot towards the end of our descent. Not too crowded, was able to park…

Piestewa peak

It was a great hike, took us 2 hours and 17 minutes roundtrip. I twisted my ankles a few time but i made it. The…

Hot night hike to Wasson

Started this hike right after Picacho. Made it to the trail head at 5pm. This trail is really rocky but is quit gradual. Got to…

Never again Picacho Peak

Omg! One and done.  I didn’t mind the grueling elevation gain, but some of the cables, especially the one that is straight up a crevasse…

Picacho Peak

Great hike, love the technical aspects and the views

Picacho Peak

Perfect day for this hike. Great company!

Conquering Flat Iron

I did it! I can’t believe I did it! What an experience! I am sore beyond belief after 2 days … but it’s a good…

Piestewa Peak

Beautiful day, amazing hike and view from the top.  I like this mountain much better than Camelback 🙂

The last one…

Great morning to complete my final peak, with temperatures reaching mid80’s just as I was finishing the hike mid morning. Did the loop, 7.8 miles…

Every Man for Themselves…

Although I started this hike with a group of women I completed it SOLO… and conquering the Flat Iron was NO easy feat 5.5 miles…

Flat Iron – Butt Kicker

This was the last of the peaks to conquer for the challenge. My husband and I have hiked a lot in the Superstitions as we…

Oh Henry

Got to the park and at 10 am they told us that the original trail was full and we could do it via an alternate…

Fremont Saddle

Trail was in EXCELLENT condition!  After hiking Flatiron (where there is hardly any trail, and it is not maintained) – this was such a breath…

#5 – Windy Wasson

Wow! The views on this loop are AMAZING! It was a crazy windy and warm day today. I’m glad we started early, even though we…

Picacho

Loved hiking with the cables!!

Oh Arizona

We had a rough start. We are from Cali so Getting the rental car a mission. We made it to the trail head around 1…

Never trust a Iron

This hike is a hard one!!! definitely underestimated this hike. We got to this one right after finishing Fremont saddle, started at 6. Witnessed a…

The Turtle on Piestewa

I’m old and slow, but I still GO… The trail wasn’t too crowded, I went on  Tuesday afternoon, took my time and got up to…

Camelback Mountain (aka Torture!)

I had not hiked this mountain in years, and now I remember why!   I forgot how much you have to use both legs and arms…

Piestewa peak

Great hike ! One of my favorite hike ! 😊

Piestewa Peak

Was tougher than I remembered. Hadn’t hiked this in years. Hikes with my niece she scrambled right up. Oh to be young.

Picacho Peak

Super fun hike with two friends! We started off on the Sunset Vista trail and head back down Hunter trail. Not crowded for a Sunday…

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…

Sore knees!

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

Nothing Flat about Flatiron

We saved the toughest for last! Flatiron was steep, long and sometimes difficult to follow the trail. (after the slide rock area we went too…

Made FlatIron our B…ESTIE

Third time hiking Flatiron and it’s better every time! We started early (615) so it was cold, especially towards the top! Great hike & experience.

Death at Picacho

This trail was more difficult than me and my dad had predicted. We brought gloves and wore hiking boots. This is something I would recommend…

Fremont Saddle!

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

First Flatiron Hike

It was a busy hike, but definitely worth it. Beautiful day, saw a lot of hungry chipmunks.

Picacho Peak -Picturesque!

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

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 😉). It’s a minor…