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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!

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…

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.

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…

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!

Camelback

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

Camelback Mtn

Great morning to hike before the crowds overtake the mountain.  Amazing workout!   Loved the views!

Sunset Hike at Camelback

Great hike- I got there a little after 5 so I had to hustle since I parked in the parking lot and didn’t want to…

Hiking the Camel Train

I got an early start today and headed up to Camelback. It was quite stretch of rock hopping. Even being early there were quite a…

Camelback Hike

Hiked it twice…back to back.  Busy day.  My birthday.

Camelback Craziness

Cholla Trail closed.  Don’t know if it was that or day after Presidents Day, but I got there before noon and the parking lot was…

Camelback

I could not have asked for better weather to hike such a busy trail. There was enough people to just call it a line to…

Camel

Replaced Wasson Peak for Camelback! Great weather for a great hike and got to see 2 chuckwallas, so cool.

Camelback Sunrise

I hiked Echo Canyon many years ago and it was exactly how I remember :)…  Challenging and amazing!!! I arrived around 6:30 am and there…

Two broke back girls.

We started out on a beautiful red rock trail early morning.  Thought it would be a good warm up for the rest of the peak…

Camelback

Great challenge! Not a lot of hikers on the way up and plenty of room on the peak to sit a spell and take in…

Camelback Mountain hike (via Echo)

I don’t think I was prepared to climb so many rocks toward the top. Over .3 miles worth, but it was completable. I started at…

Camelback Mountain

First hike of the challenge, really fun. Started a little after 7am and finished just after 9am. Parking lot was half full at 7:10am, when…

Camelback

Fantastic hike! The best views I’ve seen here.

Beautiful Winter Day in Phoenix

I remembered this being easier 12 years ago, but the panaramic city view from the top was almost surreal. I also got to enjoy a…

Great Fun

I had no idea how fun this trail would be. My legs were on fire but I met some really nice people and just kept…

Camelback

Good hike with lots of people. I took me 1 1/2 hours moving at a pretty good pace. I usually take my time when I’m…

Echoed Through the Morning

Well, this was a special hike because we had both done it before, but not in the dark.  And seeing the sunrise with less than…

Rise and Shine!

What a difference a few hours makes!   I had hiked this trail with my daughter just a couple of weeks prior and started around 9…

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Very crowded, but great views!

Camelback Mountain

Excellent hike. Very crowded, and had to park 1.5 miles away from trailhead due to parking restrictions.

A Taste of Camel

Started the hike at 7:35am, parking lot was 3/4 full. Not a lot of folks. Cloudy, sprinkled enough to make the rocks slippery. (Oops…time for…

Bactrian over back country

More technical than other local hikes due to the need for some climbing over boulders. Parking lot is too small, must park a mile away…

Camelback

My second attempt to log my hike.

Baby, got Camelback

It was a beautiful day to hike up Camelback. It was a bit cloudy, but it made the hike more enjoyable to stay out of…

Camelback to complete

I had done this one once before, so I knew what to expect, but had forgotten most of it. The rock scrabbling and uphill where…

Night Hike up the Hump

I wasn’t the first to summit Camelback this morning, but that’s pretty much the case whenever you summit this peak. When I did summit I…

Camelback Alternate/Bonus Hike

Always a good hike! Great weather at 7am and we were able to get ahead of some of the crowd but it was really busy…

The Hike that broke the Camelback!

I started hiking just before 7am, as the sun was rising, what a beautiful and perfect morning to complete this hike!! It is the 3rd…

Camelback Climb!

Gorgeous warm and sunny day, perfect for this AZ native! Camelback was tough, rocky and steep, and I loved it. I had never hiked it…

Camelback

Busy hike and no parking, but nice day.

Camelback

Nice way to start the challenge. Hiked this as a warm up but realized Quartz Peak was not happening with my Honda Civic.

Camelback Mountain

This was my last hike of the challenge. I started early so I wouldnt be in the heat. I had fun even doing it alone.…

Camelback Mountain

Having never hiked Piestewa Peak Summit or Camelback Mountain, I thought I would try and knock them both out on the same day – When…

Top Hike in Phoenix

With a beautiful day and an incredible view of the city of Phoenix it was sensational to hike to the peak. It is a difficult…

Camelback

Tough but the views are worth it!

Last but not least

I have a love/hate relationship with this trail.   Fortunately the weather was absolutely perfect on a Monday night in AZ for the end of…

Windy City

Soooooo Windy. Gusts of 40mph. Air quality awful but almost out of time for the challenge. ????

Camelback Double!

I never ever ever thought I could do a double on Camelback, but I did!!!

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.…

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…

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.

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,…

The one with the Echo

Hard as usual. The busiest I’ve ever seen it but overall a great hike and great workout!

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.

Quick dash up camelback

Ive done this one a bunch. Its a challenge nut short enough to hustle. Did 48 minutes up and 25 minutes coming back down.

Camelback Mountain

Hiked Camelback as part of the Six Peaks Challenge to hike 6 peaks in 6 months all over Arizona; however, being the over-achiever (or crazy…

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…

Camel hump hike

Such a great short fun challenging hike right in the middle of Phoenix! Weather was perfect again. Cholla trail was closed.

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.

Gloria

One of my favorites and challenging

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…

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…

#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…

Busy Day!

Had to park .8 miles way from the trailhead even at 7am. Hike was great but really busy.

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…

Fly on the wall

Trail was good and no issues but another hiker had to be airlifted off and we had to wait for the rescue team to finish…

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

We were caught by a storm on our way down! But it was an interesting experience.

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…

Aaron

Crowded buy great workout

2 peak Monday

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