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Fremont Saddle

This was by far my favorite hike to date. Saw every color of wild flowers. I had the trail to myself for most of it.…

Saved the best for last

Beautiful trail! Went early enough for shade on way up. Not too crowded but got busier on way down.

Wasson Peak

This website sucks!!! I’ve spent 5 different times trying to log my hike!!!! Fix this website!!!  

Save Hardest for Last

Started early and finished early before.the heat. A challenging and rewarding hike. Love being surrounded by hardworking humans and pets enjoying the day.

Flatiron via Siphon Draw

My biggest problem with this trail was how difficult it was to navigate after the saddle. Otherwise it was all in all incredible!

The camelback

Beautiful morning. Lots of people on the trail

Piestwa Peak

Trail conditions were great. Beautiful weather with a 6:30 start time. Short yet challenging.

Camelback

No complaints here! Not for weak knees or ankles though!

Flatiron

Saw large and small lizards. Fed panamint chipmunks grapes and banana. People were friendly. Did a lot more scrambling since I made my way off…

Quartz Peak

This was the hardest one for me to find and get too. I am not from Arizona and this drive was somewhat stressful for me.…

Flatiron

Saved Flatiron for last…  My first time hiking this one and, while it was a beast, the views were absolutely worth it.

Flat Iron

Wow! Such a difficult trail, but in a fun way

Wasson Peak

Fun hike with beautiful views no facilities at the TH

Scaling the Camel’s Back

Decided to hike the alternative hike as an extra. So this the 7th hike.  Saw changes like actual restroom. Still really crowded. Plenty of hikers…

Quartz Countertops

The quartz at the top was beautiful! Dirt/sandy road to get to trailhead

Scramble Beast

The biggest scramble of all 6! Started early morning -7am and most of the ascend was in a shade with nice breeze coming through. The…

Fantastic Fremont

Loved Fremont Saddle! The toughest part is towards the end when you hit the switchbacks and gain the most altitude. So worth it when you…

Fremont Finale

Got up at 3:15 AM (alarm was set for 4….) to hit challenge hike #6 in relatively cool weather and to drive up from Tucson…

#6 last peak hike

I did it! Last peak challenge…what a beast this hike was.

Quartz peak

Tough hike. Glad I did it but definitely don’t have a desire to hike it again.

Quartz Peak

The road in to the trailhead was a little bit of an adventure in itself.  Happy that my Bronco managed the rough terrain without incident!…

Easter Hike

Happy Easter! Picacho Peak…cables galore…climbing everywhere like spider man. lol. I would have to say this was a fun one…challenging but fun! One of the…

Easter Hike

I substituted Wasson Peak with Camelback Mountain

5.6 miles my @$$

Well, we did it! We finished number 6 today and it was a doozy! I almost gave up a couple of times but somehow found…

Quartz was Quool

Great way to finish off my 6PoP – this was a beautiful, challenging hike and really made me appreciate the variety of all the peaks…

Climb the Iron

Hard hike but so glad to have done it. Met up with a small group who let us join them. We had good conversation and…

Flatiron Frenzy

Since I’m from Tucson I stayed the night in Mesa to get a start at 6:30 AM.  Was gunning for 6 AM when the park…

Wasson Peak

Such a beautiful national park, rewarding 360 degree views! Lizards were very active and everywhere; that was fun to see.

Better than Work

An amazing amount of friendly people wirh huge smiles. Great day to not.go to work

Ferris Bueller Day Off

It was a great day to bound up and down the rocks of this trail with people.from all over the world.

Fremont Saddle

Wildflowers everywhere! Excellent, gorgeous hike to Fremont Saddle, then to a lookout point, and back down the Cave Trail to form a loop to the…

Acrophobe’s Hell

So, 4 of 6 is in the books and I’m pretty darn happy that this hike is in the rearview mirror.  As one can probably…

Quartz Peak

This was an amazing hike; however, the road getting there started the real adventure.   Couldn’t have completed this in my front-wheel drive vehicle. Lots…

Fremont Saddle Saunter

Today’s hike was one of those good ones that stick in your head.  I started at 0800-ish and the weather was perfect.  The parking lot…

Camelback Rock Scramble

This was my first hike in the AZ winter Series.  I’m staying/basing out the North Phoenix area so I wanted to get both Piestewa and…

Piestewa Slog

This was hike number 2 for the day after completing Camel back Mountain earlier in the morning.  The trail is well done but you will…

Picacho Peak 2022

This was fun, but I did Picacho and Wasson in the same day.  My legs were pretty tired.  I’d like to do it again without…

Wasson Peak

Got out early and really enjoyed this trail

Quartz Peak

Last hour or two of hike was during night. I ironically enjoyed the the dune-buggying in and out of the trailhead entrance.

Sunset at Camelback

Not crowded, plenty of parking at 5:30PM. No snakes, which was great! Cool breeze. Watching the sunset as I was hiking back down was beautiful!

Flatiron

Tha last hike for the winter challenge is complete! This is a challenging hike with a great reward at the end with the views.

Hot Desert

Amazing winter hike, however it has gotten hot today so I had wished that I started early. Kings Canyon trail is rocky, but well maintained,…

Potent Piestewa

Do not underestimate this hike! The shortness of it led me to think it wouldn’t be too bad but it was a beast from start…

Picacho Peak

This was my 1st time at Picacho and it was amazing. Trail was easy to follow, especially being alone for it. I would recommend bringing…

Piestewa Peak

Great morning for a hike. Interesting trail with a combination of natural and man made features for the path. It has a big elevation change…

Wasson Peak

Did the loop hike staring at King Canyon to Wasson Peak, then down the Hugh Norris trail. Excellent views throughout, wildflowers, and interesting geology. Highly…

Picacho Peak

Completed Wasson and Picacho in one day. An enjoyable climb. Not long at all, but 1,800 AEG. Temps peaked at around 88 by the time…

Quartz Peak

It was quite hot, but then again I didn’t start until around 10 am. I went through my Camelback and 32oz Yeti. The flowers were…

Superstition Beast

Amazingly beautiful hike! Very difficult, but completely worth the effort! ❤️⛰

Picacho Peak

Hard but rewarding hike. Fairly populated trail, but I got a late start on a Saturday, so most traffic was headed down. 10/10 would hike…

Capping the Challenge with Quartz

This was a second attempt to get to the summit. Earlier this week I attempted to summit but due to time constraints I turned back…

Piestewa

This is not my favorite hike, but it was a beautiful day!

Quartz Peak

Beautiful and quiet area – by 8:45 when we got to the parking lot after a 45-minute drive on the sandy dirt road, the Lott…

Quartz Peak

Hike 5 of 6 hot as heck! Glad to get this one under our belts…the sparkle all over the ground was beautiful though!!

Flatiron

Definitely deserve it’s hard rating from All Trails.  The lower trail is  very rocky and the upper trail requires some scrambling. Very little traffic on…

Quartz Peak

I would recommend a high clearance vehicle or you will have to drive very slowly. The hike is very steep almost the whole way up–…

Wasson peak

Beautiful hike. Much easier than I expected.

Flatiron

Tough hike but well worth it, lots of scrambling and using all 4s, will do it again.

FREMONT SADDLE

I started at 6:30 and finished around noon. I am not a fast hiker, I like to enjoy the hike as long as possible.  I…

Piestawa Peak

Started the hike with fairly overcast skies.  Nice breezes near the top.  Quite busy, but not surprising for this trail on a Sunday morning in…

Flatiron = Flat on my @$$

This is the hike I was most nervous about, and ended up being a rare hike where I preferred the uphill to the downhill. There…

FlatIron

Tough challenge for the last peak. Felt similar to Quartz Peak in difficulty. Was a hot AZ day low 90’s but some cloud cover .…

Finding a Route to Flatiron

This hike was a difficult yet beautiful one. The wildflowers were out.  There were several hikers but in different small groups and there were times…

Flatiron

Spectacular hike!!! Be ready for an all day adventure.  The desert was exploding with color, best bloom I have seen in years.  The hike turns…

Camelback

Good hike, got to the trailhead before sunrise on a Saturday, parking lot almost full already. Lots of people, great views.

Never Again

Yikes. This one was as difficult coming down as it was going up. We started at sunrise and the weather was beautiful, but by the…

Peralta & Weaver needle

Great hike, just a little warm for this time of year. Snakes are starting to come and we saw a couple medium sized rattlesnake. But,…

Picacho Peak – Loved It!!!!

Loved loved this one!!!   Didn’t know how I would do with the cables but those were my favorite sections.   Steep from step #1…

Wasson Peak: hotter than Satan’s sauna

Well, after Wednesday afternoon’s party hike with Super Dario, I took Thursday off to rest my feet and visit some more breweries. In the process,…

Introducing SUPER DARIO!

When I flew to Phoenix to do the Arizona Winter Six-Pack, I had assumed I’d be doing all the hikes solo. Little did I know…

Wasson Peak

I started around 7:30. I was only the third car in the parking lot.  Didn’t see another hiker until I got  to the peak.  On…

Picacho Peak

I started at 830am and finished at 130pm.  There were some challenging spots, but if you take your time and come prepared almost anyone can…

Final hike (an ass kicker)

Hike was awesome. As hard if not harder than all the reviews said. Last mile up was a trek on all fours. Beautiful once you…

Flatiron

Last one and the toughest and most rewarding hike. So beautiful!

Flatiron Peak

Started early on this hike and I’m so glad! Beautiful but extremely challenging hike. Somewhat hard to stay on the trail towards the top but…

Picacho Peak

Great hike, but not for anyone afraid of heights.

Wacky Weather at Wasson

This was my first time to try a different trailhead to Wasson Peak. On prior hikes to Wasson I had done it from Kings Canyon.…

The NON-Flat Flatiron

My fifth peak of the challenge and I picked the perfect day for a hike! After a week of this Spring’s first stint of sunny,…

Pikachu aka Picacho Peak

Accomplished the last one in the series of 6 Pack of Peaks Arizona Winter challenge ! Thankful for my wonderful group of friends that do…

Peak-achoo!

Awesome hike.  My final… and favorite… of the winter series! Loved the technical difficulties & cables… it make it all the more interesting!  I’d done…

Picacho Peak

Haven’t hiked this one since around 2003.  Glad I remembered gloves 🙂

Picacho Peak

Haven’t hiked this one since around 2003.  Glad I remembered gloves 🙂

Peak Hunting at Picacho

This was an afternoon hike. The weather was not too hot even though it was in the afternoon. There were a lot of hikers on…

Slim Shady

After neglecting to read the Alltrails description and leaving the 4×4 truck at home for the sake of a smooth ride a better gas mileage…

Google adventure

So if your Google maps takes you to the right road high clearance is all you need. Ours must be set to adventure mode and…

Wasson Peak

Pretty loop hike to Wasson Peak.  Not crowded at all.  We took the wash for the first mile which had great natural waterfall formations.  Did…

Quartz Peak!

I have wanted to hike Quartz Peak since I moved to the Valley of the Sun… a long time ago… I moved here in 1993…

Hike 2

Beautiful views!

Freemont Saddle

It was a beautiful day and the easiest hike for me.

Fremont Saddle

It was a great hike! Went with my mom and both of us had never done it. Lots of wildflowers throughout.

Picacho Peak

This was definitely one of the more difficult hikes I’ve done! I loved it! 10/10 will do again. Lots of scrambling and cable climbing. Highly…

Wasson Peak

Fun hike!!! Trail well maintained, wonderful views.

Wasson

Beautiful views of the valley . Wildflowers in bloom. Windy conditions, but beautiful sunny day. Perfect for a hike

Piestewa Hike

Solo sunset hike. This hike is all too familiar. I prefer hiking it at sunset for the colors and city views as it gets dark.…