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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…

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…

Picacho Peak

Trail conditions were great, weather was a bit warmer than ideal, very little shade during first part of hike. Cables were fun to traverse.

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,…

Pica pica

Oh this was the funnest hike! It was a challenge in itself and kept us entertained. Just when you think you are done there was…

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…

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.

Living on the Edge

I had looked at photos of Picacho Peak prior to my hike and concluded that it would test my fear of heights. I got stuck…

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…

Wasson

This hike was a wonderful hike. The trail was well maintained.

#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…

Challenge Complete

The Peralta Canyon Trail to Fremont Saddle offers just about everything. So far it is my favorite trail in the Superstitions. Gorgeous views all along…

Piestewa

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

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…

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…

The one with the Echo

Hard as usual. The busiest I’ve ever seen it but overall a great hike and great workout!

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…

Barely Surviving

This hike was so challenging and fun! Definitely the hardest hike/climb I’ve ever done so I was super proud when it was finished. Some portions…

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!!

To the tippy top

This trail is the coolest of the 6 pack and takes some nerve and climbing skill to complete. Most should wear gloves. The climb around…

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.

Flatiron

First time all the way up Flatiron. We left on a morning after it rained. The peak was covered with clouds, which probably helped us…

Went above the clouds

Super cloudy. Couldn’t even tell the Superstitious existed. Burned off a bit by the time we got to Weavers Needle.  Hailed on us just before…

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…

Snowy Wasson peak dream hike

Woke up to a cold wet day not ideal for hiking at all, mountain was covered with snow and it was cold and windy. Took…

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…

Fremont Saddle

I really like this hike. You can make it longer or shorter. View of Weaver’s needle is great. Consider trying to find Robber Roost (darn…

Piestewa Peak summit

I did this hike at night. Started at about 7pm, summited at 8:16pm. Climbed around on top for 45mins for pics and made it back…

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? ????

???????????????????????????? ????????????????! – “???????? ???????? ???? ????????????????, ???????? ???????? ???????? ???? ?????????????????????” – Not for those with fears of heights. 3 miles up and back…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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!!

Picacho Peak

This hike was much cooler than I expected. A good amount of cable-assisted climbing. Amazing views from the top. Look forward to doing it again.

Golden Trails filled with Beauty

Located in Tucson’s Saguaro National Park. This trail is absolutely beautiful! Important to note that there are no facilities at the trail head and limited…

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…

Camelback

First time up Camelback. Busy busy, even early on a Thursday morning. Still, great in-town hike. Much more rock scrambling than I would have thought.

Quick dash up camelback

Ive done this one a bunch. Its a challenge nut short enough to hustle. Did 48 minutes up and 25 minutes coming back down.

Camelback Mountain

Hiked Camelback as part of the Six Peaks Challenge to hike 6 peaks in 6 months all over Arizona; however, being the over-achiever (or crazy…

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…

“I Conquered the Cables!”

This is a super fun trail that starts off with a steady incline that is very well marked. There is a bench about a mile…

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.

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.

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…

Switch backs

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

Flatiron

I received my second COVID-19 shot at work on Friday, February 26th, and intended to leave work at 3:30 PM to meet Dominica Christian at…

It’s a tall peak!

This climb felt relentless! I was too tired and hungry at the start, and we lost the trail in a wash for awhile….but we made…

Love this hike!

Love this hike, great training for the Grand Canyon!

Road Trip

Beautiful day. This was actually the second time doing this hike but took a different trailhead.

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…

All the cables

Always a fun adventure climbing with the cables.

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…

Pretty Piestewa

This is my favorite urban trail. It is very easy to follow with what feels like built in stairs to the top. The summit was…