|Peak Summited||2021 Camelback Mountain|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Echo Canyon Trail (Cholla trail was closed)|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with a group|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
Day 2, Peak 3!
With only having 4 days to complete our challenge, we decided to hit 2 peaks today- 1 longer and 1 shorter hike. This was DEFINITELY a CHALLENGE in of itself! We had an amazing morning with hiking Picacho Peak, then we traveled to Scottsdale, AZ our resting place for the remainder of our trip, had a quick subway lunch and headed to Camelback Mountain! We made it to the trailhead at 4:10pm and was advised that the trail would be closed at sunset… well, we had a mission and we were going to complete it! We parked and sprinted up as fast as we could, music blasting in ears as we RACED THE SUN. We made it to the top JUST as the sun was setting and had the most spectacular sunset on top of the mountain. There was a downside to that sunset hike… a parking ticket upon return to the car, well worth it.
Our bodies that night were very fatigued! Our minds were excited to have completed HALF of the challenge in just 2 days 🙂