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Sunrise finish

In part to again beat the heat, but to also get a coveted parking spot. Made to the summit just as the sun peaked through…

Camelback

Started hike around 7:30 am. Had shade for most of the way up. Lots of scrambling.  Definitely need good hiking shoes for this one.

To Camel and Back

at parking lot at 6:15. didn’t realize there was an upper lot so not sure how full it was when I arrived. lower lot was…

Camelback on Cesar Chavez Day

City of Phoenix employees have a somewhat unusual holiday compared with most…I took advantage of the day off and hiked solo, pushing the pace pretty…

Camelback – Mini Flatiron

Quiet Sunday morning hike, with the full moon setting and sun rising. I couldn’t have timed it better! Light traffic, no banged knees or bruises.…

The Disneyland of hikes

This hike is so popular. They have a very small parking lot. Mostly sunny. it’s short but mighty. The views are very nice.

I swapped Mount Kimball for Camelback

Climbed 4200 feet give or take through and up bro Pima Canyon over 10-13 miles! Super challenge in my own backyard and definitely worth not…

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

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,…

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…

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.

Camelback Mountain

WINDY AT THE TOP, lots of people on the trail, started at 6:30am

Camelback Adventure

Deceptively enticing, this is a GREAT trail with several false summits. Arrive early-parking was full on a Monday by 8:45am. Bring gloves and patience. Spectacular…

Camelback Mountain

Great hike. Can’t wait for Cholla Trail to open as I hear that is the tougher route. This seemed a little easy to me.  Flatiron…

Climbing the camel’s back!

This adventure is less of a “hike” and more of a “boulder climb”! I started the trek just as the sun was giving its first…

Arizona Day on Camelback

Great but challenging hike…but a quick one compared to others on the list. Busy trail and moderate mask/gaiter usage. I got there at 7:45 and…

Camelback

Very rocky with lots of scrambling, like a shorter Picket’s Post

Happy BDay AZ!

Started early to beat the rush and surprisingly never saw the crowds. Probably because it was early (started at 645 am) on Valentine’s (and AZs…

Oh what a difference a year can make

This used to be a trail I frequented but since doing multiple challanges I have branched out to new and exciting trails. This was the…

Echo Cannyon

#Lastresmexicanas one more adventure with my colleagues Indira and Lizzette.

Camelback via Echo Canyon Trailhead

I love hiking Camelback but the traffic and parking is terrible. I ended up parking at a local business and getting a Lyft too and…

Summiting Camelback Mountain

We started our hike up Camelback Mountain at 9:30 a.m. via the Echo Canyon Trailhead. It was a comfortable 68-70 degrees the entire duration of…

#1 down 5 more to go!

I’ve done this hike before, but I think I forgot how challenging it is. We took it slow and steady and detoured to the cave…

Get ready to roll and rock scramble

Cholla trail is closed. Echo canyon trail is the only way to access camelback for now. Parking was crowded. I went mid-day on a Wednesday…

A Fine Day to Climb a Hump!

The sky cleared and the temps escalated to product an excellent afternoon to climb the Hump!  Did this hike last year from the other side…

Camelback

We got there a little after 6, and there was a ton of parking. It helped that it was a weekday I’m sure. Made it…

Camelback

Short hike but a good workout. This was the first of two hikes we did that day. Beautiful weather and not too many people.

Good training for Flat Iron

Started hiking around 9am – along with a whole lot of other folks. I did this hike back in March 2010 and remembered why I…

First time on Camelback

The hike was wonderful. I had no idea what to expect, as I have never hiked Camelback Mountain before. My dad and I started the…

Camelback

Busy, busy, busy! We arrived before 7am and still had to park nearly a mile away. It’s a nice challenging hike though so worth the…

Riding the Camel

Awesome Hike.  A little crowded.  Started before sunrise.

Second to last hike

The trail was in good condition and the weather was perfect. It was harder than I remembered but a good hike. Went early on a…

Camelback – 1st timer!

Tough hike for sure! I would call it more rock climbing than hiking. Pretty busy for early Friday morning.  This will be a one and…

Camelback Mountain Hike

We were hoping we’d make it to the top to watch the sun rise, we barely missed it. We had a nice visitor during one…

Foxxy on the Camels back

Started early, almost caught the sunrise, we saw a Kit Fox peaking out of the rocks when we stopped for a snack.

Celebrating Camel Style

My quickest ascent of the Camel! Despite the annoying crowds, I made it up in 46 minutes today. The temps were amazing and it felt…

The Crowded Camel

If you live in Phoenix you know. This one is out of towner central! The Instagram hike of Greater Phoenix, and for that reason I’m…

The camels back

A very popular busy trail but a great workout nonetheless.

Camelback – Echo Canyon Trail

Rocks were still a bit slippery after last night’s rain, but otherwise, it’s Camelback! Steep as all get-out, but really pretty views from the top!

Camelback

The trail was great! It definitely got less crowded at the top. Due to the rain, lots of puddles. Felt great! There were some emergency…

HUMPY DUMPY

Trail over all was great 👍, encounter a rescue while hiking some lady broke her ankle . Loved the weather 😍 chilly but sun was…

Camelback

Was raining, really slippery

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

Wife and I decided to celebrate her birthday by signing up for this Arizona Winter 6 POP Challenge. The plan was to complete at least…

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 Mountain (5 of 6)

Back on the plan after a few weeks off for the holidays. Camelback Mountain was my first ever hike in AZ back in ‘94. It’s…

Camelback

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

Camelback Crusade

The hike was a packed with people brutal crowded scramble to the top. Saturday morning is a very crowded peak time for this trail. The…

Camelback Crusade

The hike was a brutal scramble to the top. There were so many people on the trail. The weather was sunny and it was in…

Boulders of Camelback

Day 1 of Arizona hiking rock climbing. Due to my partner flying in we started this hike closer to noon. It was a busy hike…

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…

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,…

Camelback

Very crowded hike. Nice cool day for that hike

Camel Camel Echo Echo

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

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…

Double day

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

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…

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…

The Boulder Universe

Again, my first time hiking this peak. I really enjoyed it. I did ditch my hiking sticks at the area where it is flat rock…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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.

Camelback

Our first hike in the challenge was a lot of fun. Challenging at times but the view was well worth it.

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,…

The Beauty of the Camel

Camelback’s stunning beauty never fails to amaze! The day was beautiful and the hike was outstanding. My first hike with our Meet Up group in…

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…

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…