Camelback Summit on the Final Day

I love this mountain and dislike hiking it for so many reasons. The trail seemed crowded to me for starting at 5:15am but only the…

Pie was Heated Up

It’s been a year and a half since I hiked this trail. And last time I hiked it, I was carrying my 3 year old.…

Flatiron Flatiron Flatiron

Oh Flatiron!! You were beautiful, difficult and sometimes scary!! But beyond worth it!! This was my first time here and it was much more than…

Flatiron 202-04-27

Started hiking early, since it was supposed to be 100+. Staying on the trail was a challenge in spots. Moderate traffic on the trail.

HIking with the girls

There was 4 of us girls.  got there at 0600, we had no idea how strenuous this hike would be.  This was definitely our most…

Faltering Flat Iron

WOW! So glad we saved the best (and hardest) for the last of our 6 peak challenge! We started early to avoid the heat (but…

HIking with the girls

Trail was good, not crowded.  Wasn’t able to go with the girls so had to make it up with my boyfriend.

Flatiron Before the Heat Sets In

Hit the trailhead right at 6am in order to try to beat the heat today. There were far more people on the trail after the…

Flatiron Firsts

Started hike in cool Morning and ended with a hot afternoon.  View on top was breathtaking. Trail conditions were rocky most of the trails. This…

Flatiron

Trail is hard to navigate and alot of climbing. It was fun, exhausting and very difficult. The bugs were a huge annoyance. The trail is…

Mission Accomplished 😁,

This was my final hike in the challenge.  I really enjoyed each of the hikes, this one is a long walk with Saguaros and Cactus…

Early Morning First to Summit

I hit the trail at 5:35am to try to beat the heat on this 100 degree day and was lucky to be the first at…

Wasson trek

My crazy friend and I decided to drive nearly 2 hours to Tucson so I could finish my challenge even though the temps were supposed…

Flattened by Flatiron

This was a bear of a hike!  Definitely the hardest I’ve ever done. Flatiron kicked my butt for sure!

Wasson Peak – 2020-04-24

Trails conditions were good. Pushing 100, so starting to get warm. Very few people on the trail.

Picacho Peak 2020-04-24

Very hot. Started in the afternoon. Very few people on the trail and parking was easy.

Six Pack of Peaks-Hike 6 Wasson

This was my 6th/last hike of the challenge – due to the social distancing requirements there were very few other hikers on the trail, I…

Up up and away!

Warm day on the last stretch of the challenge – the flatiron! Long day but one heck of a reward!

Picacho Peak

Trail was pretty empty due to social distancing. Gloves are a good idea on this trail to protect your hands on the cables, especially right…

Starting to get hot!

A nice hike. It took us a little over 3 hrs. We started at about 1:00 pm and it got a bit warm on the…

Camelback

With the crowd control happening right now, this was an amazing hike. Started at 11:11 and wrapped up at 1:00. The trail was in great…

Wildflower Treasures

Beautiful wildflowers along this trail.  Loved going through plant archways along the trail. Refreshing to see a small waterfall trickling into water puddle.

Hike #6…and done…Mic Drop!

This was a sweet way to finish this Challenge. With all that’s going on around the world, it was nice to get out and commune…

Family Funday Sunday on Flatiron

Did this hike with a couple of friends and a total of 5 teenagers (13-15).  Kids did awesome.  This was my 3rd time up Flatiron,…

Wasson Peak

A beautiful early Sunday morning hike in solitude almost all the way to the summit. 😊

Whats up – Wasson

Was a great hike today, trails were clear and very less to minimal traffic on the trails especially if starting very early in the morning.…

Nice Urban Workout Hike

Definitely see why so many do this hike as a quick workout in the morning.  Offers just enough incline and distance without leaving you exhausted.

Canquered the Camel

Camelback Mtn via Echo Canyon. Happy we were able to get in today! Lucked out at 5am and got in. There was a decent line…

Camelback

Fun hike, getting in was not so fun

The enchanted hike

I asked my family do you want to join me for a hike or ride your bikes while I‘m running? They decided for this hike…

Wonderful wasson

It was a beautiful day with my brother nephew and cousin. Just a great day!

Picachu

Awesome hike! We started around 6am and made it to the top in about an hour. Great view and challenging steep climbs!

Wasson

Hiked Picacho right before Wasson. Legs were burning the entire way but it was a solid hike. Great views from the top!

Picacho Peak

Best hike of the challenge! Completed with a group of friends and loved the steel cables. Even encountered a wild cow. Go early, it’s less…

Double Feature – Wasson Peak

Climbed Wasson and Picacho in one day to finish the challenge. Definitely glad we did Picacho before Wasson. Made Wasson seem like a long walk…

We saw a cow!

This was my favorite hike! Loved using the cables to climb and get to the top. Like no other hike I’ve done. Super fun!:)

2nd Hike of the Day!

After hiking Picacho this hike just felt like a long, long walk. I was exhausted by the end. We saw a Gila monster which was…

Conquering My Fear of Heights

This was hike one of two for the day! I started early, at 6:00 am. This is the hike I was mildly dreading because I…

Ocotillo Heaven

After tackling Picacho Peak, I figured I would save myself another long drive and just head down to take on Wasson. I was tired going…

Picacho Peak

This was the last peak for me to complete the challenge.  Completed with a girlfriend on a Friday morning which allowed us to safely socially…

Pica pica

That was a lot of fun! Was originally intimidated by the wires but really they gave you a comfort level when you needed them. Definitely…

Piestewa Peak

Beautiful morning sunrise and a delightfully less crowded trail due to restrictions from covid-19.

Flatiron for the Win!

The weather was great! We got an early start to beat the heat. This is one tough trail! It’s a great “all body” workout becuase…

Spring has come to Wasson Peak

The big highlight of this hike was seeing the beginning of spring coming into bloom. The trail itself was not difficult except for the gravel…

Rockin’ Picacho Peak!

I’ve been looking forward to this hike since I signed up for this challenge, and it did not disappoint! So glad I read the trip…

Painful Piestwa Peak

Beautiful Cool Day for my last hike!  This hike was like a stairstepper on steroids.  It was nice and short but challenging.  Coming down and…

Saddle up

Nice moderate hike … I found his to be more gentle that any of the other six pack hikes that I’ve done so far. Road…

Social Distance Hiker Style

In the midst of this horrible time for the whole world, my little hiking trip seams so trivial, but I have to be honest, I…

Camelback

It was different to come across the rocks and scramble that I encountered, but it made it fun and challenging.

Is Anybody Out There?

Hike number two! I’ve hike this Mountain a couple of time before this, but it’s such a nice hike I really didn’t mind hiking it…

Picacho Peak

This is a virtual climb but has cables for some of the steep parts for people to grab hold of if need be. It is…

looking for Charizard

I’m doing these hikes in order and this one was, by far, the most technical one yet.  The cables make it very doable but it…

Railed It!

Suoer fun difficult hike.  Loved the cables/rails

Wasson Peak

I didn’t notice much plant life but the Saguaro were awesome. Some of the nicest I’ve ever seen.

Best for Last?

In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we chose to start our hike right at sunrise, around 6:30am. Only a few others…

Siphoned my inner beast-mode

Definitely underestimated this trail.  Very steep, rugged, crawling with your hands and knees kind of trail.  The first mile was very deceiving as it was…

Last one, best one

The trail was in good condition. The weather was perfect. The rock climbing was a little difficult, but we made it to the top!

Flatiron

Flatiron is one of my favorite hikes in the Valley. The first half was a breeze, the second half I struggled (as always lol). I…

Picacho Steep

This hike is steep and I wished I had gloves for the cables. It was windy on one side and dead calm on the other. …

Picacho Peak

Had a great hike on a beautiful day!  Amazing views!

Taking on Flatiron

Was the second time hiking Flatiron. I always get lost on this trail. All the side trails lead to the top, but the easiest path…

fantastic

really nice hike up Camelback on a Friday mid-day.  Trail was not too crowded.  We went to the Echo Canyon trailhead – much of the…

We went the social distance!

The Siphon Draw trail is still open for ‘responsible recreation’.  People were respective of space, and there was less camera swapping at the peak.  Lots…

Quarantined… I think not! Flatiron!

Amazing Day… awesome but strenuous hike for sure!  Hunter and I started about 7:30am and it took us 6 hours roundtrip (he could have done…

Flatiron

Incredible!  My favorite hike yet… lots of bouldering.  Challenging.  Really great scenery.

Flatiron

Great hike – favorite one yet.  Challenging but rewarding.  Not many people.  Awesome scenery.

lots o’ geckos

Very nice, very accessible hike.  This one doesn’t mess around, the climb starts with the first step and really doesn’t relent until the top.  It’s…

Social Distancing on Pacacho Peak

It was a Beautiful morning and I was Thankful that the trail was open due to Covid19. They had much of the parking unavailable and…

Piestawa Peak

Well our early morning adventure took a detour, good thing we are flexible! We planned on Camelback but Cholla closed and Echo not open til…

Wasson

Started the trail but was worried a out lack of people on the trail. Was hiking by myself and will come back with some one

Picacho Peak

I liked the first part of this trail. Until the Saddle peak.

Number 5

The trail conditions were great and easy to follow. The weather was beautiful. I felt great.

Awesome Picacho

Really good workout. Brought gloves, thank God. Lots of people but not an annoyance. Good trail. Would totally do it again.

Wasson Peak

This was a beautiful hike. I have never been to Wasson Peak and I would definitely go back. My roommate (who’s also doing the challenge),…

Butt kicker and knee breaker

Such an awesome hike! The up just lept going! But it was so worth it. They way down was a bit unkind to this old…

Flatiron

The view was definitely worth the work.

Flatiron

Great hike, great weather = too many people. Glad i did it though

Hiked Up

I hiked up this and liked it.

Flatiron

Flatiron is a great trail!  Beautiful day but way too many people.  Social distancing was a challenge.

Picacho

Wow! I’ve never done this hike before and to say it was a challenge is an understatement. Had to leave my hiking buddy at the…

🐪 🐫 🐫 🐪

I have hiked Camelback thousands of times.  It never disappoints. It is always the perfect amount of challenge, finished with the perfect amount of reward.…

Wesson Peaked

It was a gorgeous day.  I have never seen so many wildflowers, saguaros, and ocotillo in such a condensed spot. Trails are well maintained. Beautiful…

Follow the orange peels!

This was the toughest hike in the challenge. My friend and I read about the trail prior to hiking because we heard it didn’t take…

Picacho

Beautiful day albeit pretty busy out there. A little sketchy in places, but fun nonetheless.

Flatiron

This was by far the most difficult hike yet. We started early around 6:30am and were 1 of 3 cars in the parking lot. By…

Nothing flat about flatiron

Flatiron is a very good workout, challenge and the views from the top were just over the top amazing ! Trail until the basin about…

Picacho Peak

A fun and invigorating 4 mile hike. The steep inclines and the climbing makes this a challenging but fun hike. Great views at the top…

Cables Are Your Friends

A friend posted a picture of this hike to her FB page and stated that it looked too challenging for her. Me- I added it…

4th hike

The trail conditions were east to follow. One of the most difficult hikes that I have done by far, but so worth it. The weather…

Freemont Saddle

One of my favorite hikes. The weekend we hiked it was after the rain during the week. There were waterfalls running around and on the…

Flatiron

Trail was in good shape but I encountered a lot of loose rocks and gravel. Perfect day for a hike.

Amazing view

This was the hardest hike I have ever done. The Siphon Draw trail was moderate to the water fall area. Then you start rock climbing…

6th Flatiron

Our last hike of the challenge!! 🙁 The weather was perfect for this hike. The trail was pretty busy this day and the trail was…

Flatiron via Siphon Draw

So so so many people on the trail today because of #coronavirus.  I have never seen so many people coming and going from the park. …

Fremont

Hike was awesome. Perfect weather and great views the whole way. Got a screw stuck my tire on the way in. Otherwise this hike was…

Picacho

This hike was one of the most challenging hikes I have accomplished. The weather was beautiful and I am so thankful I went with my…

Flatiron

Surreal beauty. First time up but not the last. Challenge complete!

Flatiron

Weather was perfect. Hike was awesome and views were amazing. Most challenging of the six for sure. ❤️⛰

Quarantine-hike

Weather was amazing! So many flowers and the streams flowing. Can’t believe I’ve lived in Arizona all my life and this is my first hike…

Six Pack of Peaks 5th Hike

The temperature (53) and humidity (69%) was perfect for hiking.  We we on the trail at 8:13am and it took us 5 hours 26 minutes.…

A Social Distance of 2.4 Miles

Hiking this peak was anything but a quarantine effort.  The parking near the trailhead was so crowded that we had to park in a neighborhood…

4-5 hours my ass

Very long, hard hike. 8 hours round trip. Siphon draw was very cool and I recommend stopping there. Everything after that is a grinder that…

Flatiron

Love this beast of a hike. Challenging, with a rewarding view.

Wowza Wasson Peak

How is it possible to pick a favorite hike in the challenge when each one is truly amazing?  With the long and winding road through…

Camelback hike

I have hiked Camelback mountain many times before. Although it is not a trail I am all about due to the heavy traffic at all…

Switchbacks & Petroglyph

We switchbacked  our way up the mountain. Initial part of trail was mostly gradual inclines and later part switch backs. We traveled through the washes…

Siphon Draw

This is one of my favorite hikes in the valley and it did not disappoint. I went shortly after a rain storm and there was…

Wasson Peak Hike

An uneventful early morning hike. Nice and chilly, great hiking weather. Trail is well defined and moderate due to incline. Not much to report or…

Ridgeline Adventure!

My sister and I tackled this one together and decided to hike the Superstition Ridgeline since we had already hiked Flatiron before this challenge. We…

Picacho Peak

The weather was beautiful and the hike was challenging!

Fremont Saddle

Beautiful trail! We loved this hike – it mixed up the scenery along the trail. There had been rainstorms that led to flowing creaks near…

Cables??

Great day to hike! Fabulous weather.

Weekend mamosa hike

Loved it. Good hike. Not a god aweful workout but a good way to start your day.

Picacho Peak

The scariest hike I’ve done. In a word…cables.

Clear Skies!

The rain had washed everything and you could see for miles!!  Wildflowers everywhere!  It was an amazing hike!