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Camelback with Storm

It was as rough as usual, very slippery due to dust and rocks. On the top we were able to see the rain (and a…

Camelback Mountain

1/22/2021. Expected to be a rainy day today but instead we were blessed with a warm, sunny & cool breeze day…couldn’t ask for more especially…

Camelback

This was the last summit for me to complete the challenge. I purposely went on a weekday morning so it would be less crowded and…

2 peak Monday

Glad to finally get this one done, super crowded, boulders were fun fun!

Camelback

Busy day on Camelback! Had to park at JW Marriott.

Rock Scrambling

This was NOT a hike! This was 100% rock scrambling. Not long, however, it took longer than anticipated due to all the rock scrambling. Great…

Echo Canyon | Camelback Mtn.

Beautiful hike!  Busy was an understatement but may be my favorite around town, thus far.   It was a different kind of challenging than Piestewa,…

The knee killer

This is about 20% Trail and 80% rock scrambling/climbing. Also there really isn’t a particular trail up, you just kind of try to find your…

Camel Camel Echo Echo

The trail was busy, but everyone was kind and courteous. Beautiful sunny day! Perfect way to end the year.

Camelback

Very crowded hike. Nice cool day for that hike

Over the Second Hump

We worked up an appetite after we summited Piestewa and then drove to the Echo Canyon Trailhead at Camelback Mountain after we refueled our systems.…

Hump Day!!

We started hiking just after 7 A.M. before the lot was full! It was a chilly 47° but we warmed up quickly and shed our…

Test of the Camelback Trail

Oh boy, this one was a doozy!  AND I didn’t touch the rails the entire time!  Definitely bringing the husband back to this one.

#2 Camelback

It was challenging, with more scrambling on rocks than I had imagined. I’m more used to slightly longer hikes zigzagging up the mountain so the…

Sunrise over Camelback

Started before sunrise as I learned this is a heavily trafficked and highly popular hiking trail, especially with the closure of the Cholla Trail.  Temps…

Can you say Busy!?!?!?

This was my 2nd hike of the day…started after 9am. Lucked out for a space in the parking lot. Can you say BUSY? I can’t…

O’ Christmas tree…

We had just completed Piestewa and figured we could knock Camelback off the list while we were there.  Camelback is so overcrowded. I def wouldn’t…

Double day

So many people, but a Christmas tree at the top!

Camelback

Starting to get really slick from wear but always great too see the Christmas tree

Camelback

Have done camelback before. Brought my 16 year old daughter she was glad she did it but doesn’t want to again any time soon! Crowded…

The Straw That Broke…

I’ve only hiked Camelback twice before, the last time being about 12 years ago. I remembered kind of hating it those first two times. Today…

Camelback Hike

This was my welcome to Arizona hike and, boy, it did not disappoint. My thighs were reintroduced to a burn I hadn’t felt in a…

Christmas at Camelback mountain

What a nice surprise! We decided to hike early to receive the sunrise at the top of camelback mountain and there was a Christmas tree!…

Camelback Christmas

It’s looking a lot like Christmas at the top of Camelback. Santa and his elves have been hard at work.

Camelback Hike

The hike is very beautiful, but unfortunately very busy.  It is a cool time to hike Camelback, as there is a Christmas tree at the…

Oh Christmas Tree…

This is a very popular & challenging hike. It has beautiful views of the city. Only Echo is open right now, which makes it even…

Christmas at Camelback

Sunday was a beautiful day for this hike. My second time and my first time going off trail to find the cave. That was amazing.…

Oh Christmas Tree 🎄

This was my 5th time summiting this mountain. Always a FUN climb. I hiked with friends. Legs. Legs. Legs. And rock scrambling, too. I suggest…

Camelback- Trail of Encouragement

What a wonderful hike, but be ready for a packed trail!  In order to get a parking spot, you must arrive well before sunrise.  I…

I want CAMELBACK for Christmas!

Conquered the Camel! Up the Mtn in the dark with our headlamps to guide us to catch the beautiful sunrise over the valley. I do…

Camelback – Echo Canyon Trail

Started early,  it was a bit cool with a light breeze. Views are amazing! First part is bit rough but evens out before the summit.…

Cadillac Camelback

December 5 Saturday was full of people mostly young kids.  I did a quick scramble (with my mask/gloves on) and made it up and down…

Peak #1 in the books

Beautiful day for a hike. Was a difficult trek but so glad I did it. The first of my 6 peaks.

Killer on the legs

Early morning start at 6:00 am and 5 degrees, required headlamp at the start. The parking lot was only 1/2 full and very few hikers…

Camelback

Extremely crowded as always unfortunately, we even started before sunrise and the parking lot was nearly full. Trail is always a fun adventure with beautiful…

Camelback

The was an Asian male who passed out and fell mid hike and the rescue team of the fire department responded, but after examination they…

2 Peaks, 1 Day pt 2

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…

Camelback

Great Hike .. Hike 3 of the 6 done this week. Always a tough one and enjoyable. Crowd wasn’t terrible.. lots of bugs at the…

Beautiful trail!

Love this hike! Weather was a bit chilly at 6am and  not too crowded. Beautiful views all around!

Covid Camelback

This was my first hike post Covid-19 illness.  Lucky for our family, we all had mild symptoms. It was great to get back out on…

Covid Camelback

This was my first hike post Covid-19 illness.  My family and I were fortunate we only had mild symptoms, but after a 14 day quarantine…

Camelback Mountain ⛰

This was the first hike that I completed with a team. There were approximately 20 of us total. The weather was overcast in the morning,…

Echo Canyon – Camelsback Mountain

My first big hike in Arizona!  And my first Meet-Up with the Hiking, Biking, & Socials for Over 40 Group!!! It was so beautiful, a…

PEAK 1

Beautiful morning.

Almost died- Camelback Mountain

A bit rocky- can slip at times.  Camelback is notorious for fall accidents.  Loved it though!  Lived in Phoenix for 7 years and this is…

Camelback

There wasn’t anything unusual about this hike… a typical climb of Camelback with the exception of enjoying it with a group.   One down… five…

Echo Canyon

Awesome morning for an awesome hike

Conquering Camelback

Parking lot was full and closed to new cars entering until some had left.  Plan extra time, park at an off-site location and hike or…

Camelback

Short, strenuous, rocky, high-traffic hike.

Conquered the Camelback

Awesome hike up Echo Canyon at Camelback Mountain this morning on 11/6/20! I’m glad my 2 friends and I started early at 7am since it…

Camelback via Echo canyon

First time hiking Camelback via Echo Canyon but Cholla trail side was closed. Trail was rated extremely difficult and I must say it was pretty…

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…

Bruiser

Beautiful day great weather.

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…

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

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…

Camelback

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

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…

🐪 🐫 🐫 🐪

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.…

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…

Camelback Mountain

Quick everyday sort of hike… crowded over spring break.  Great weather – stormy

Breaking the Camel’s Back

Since I had hiked Camelback before, I decided to add the extra challenge of “breaking the camel’s back.” I hiked up Cholla for sunrise, down…

February showers brings March flowers

A 75 degree day is the perfect weather to scramble up Camelback. The trail was filled with people, but not overcrowded. There were a ton…

#3 of the day. Camelback

Hike 3 of Saturday in my 48 hour quest for all 6 peaks. The trail takes you up quickly above the surrounding cities and was…

Choo-Choo Camelback

Great hike, but lots of people as always. Exercise hiking etiquette/right of way on this one as there are some narrow spots that one can…

Conquering Camelback

Another busy weekend hike, but once got around the first crowds made good time! Was a blast!

Wednesday Hump Day Camelback

Gorgeous day on Camelback.  I actually hiked Wednesday up the Cholla side and then Thursday Echo Canyon.  Both had their own beauty and challenges.

Camenlback-Cholla

Great weather, great friend, but too many freakin’ other people!!!

Camelback Cholla prak

Beautiful 7am weather and temp’s in the mid 50’s to start. Gorgeous up top!

Solo Camel

This was my third time hiking Camelback mountain, and the first time I’ve done it solo. The first two times I hiked it, I hiked…

Back from Stitches

After tripping, falling, and getting 18 stitches on my knee from a trail on New Year’s Eve, I’m finally back on the trail.  This one…

Camelback Mountain

Trail was in good condition. We went on a Monday so it wasn’t as crowded as a weekend might be. It is a good, challenging…

Camelback

It was Camelback.  Full of the typical hikers, talking on speaker phones, having inappropriate loud conversations with their partners just the typical in town trail…

Camelback

Rocks and more rocks as you ascend to the top! Perfect day for hiking in Phoenix.

Shellya #2

Awesome hike!  Difficult- wear gloves!

Camelback in a Flash!

Weather was cool, high 40s into the 50s, and sunny.  A little cool, but nice.  Felt great!  Crowded trail, though.

Ah the boulders

Mountain 2 in the same day!  Yikes but we made it. The terrain is tough. Be ready to stretch you legs 🦵 over some big…

Echo Canyon

Great trail and weather (about 60F). Not too crowded which was nice!

Humping the Camel

Arrived at the trailhead directly from the airport, grabbed a bottle of water and busted a move up the trail. The trail was well populated…

2nd Camelback Mountain

Phew!!! I have never hiked Camelback Mountain and today was the day!! We had to do a lot of climbing/scrambling on this trail. Trail also…

Beautiful day in Scottsdale

Great hike taking friends who hiked Camelback for the first time.  Beautiful day with many hikers.

Camelback Echo Canyon

Took our friends to hike Camelback for the first time. Great day! Love this hike, challenging and lots of friendly hikers out.

Camelback

Moderately trafficked hike at 1pm on a Thursday. Gorgeous views of desert grass and plants. Cool but comfortable weather.

Camelback

A perfect AZ winter day for a hike.  Lots of trail traffic on the Cholla side, as usual.

Up and “back” again

Nice sunny and cool weather, perfect for a hike up Camelback. Fun scramble up the trail to the summit. Clear day allowed long views across…

Camelback

First time doing Camelback. Definitely challenging. Loved all of the scrambling. Great views!

Camelback

Really liked this trail. Went early on a week day to beat the crowds. Only saw about 20 people on the way up…the way down…

Climbing camelback

This was tough!!! The views were amazing and by the time I made it back down I forgot how much I wanted to quit on…

Camelback

Beautiful day for hiking-sunny and 70. Felt great to spend the time with friends.

Calm Camelback

It was a great morning to hike. Perfect weather perfect temperature. Not too busy. It was great.

I’d Hike That

Camelback Mountain was a definite lung burner! It was a fun challenge! This trail is mostly rock scrambling and using two different rails to help…

Back on the Camel

This trail is my second home away from home….. Always a great hike!

Camelback Climb

This hike is rated difficult~be prepared.  The challenge for us was more about the heights and exposure to steep drop-offs than the distance or elevation…

Trekking Camelback

We’ve hiked Camelback a few times since moving to AZ.  It’s always busy, but the views are worth it!  It’s a trail that every local…