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Thank god for gloves!

This was definitely a strenuous hike, but worth the view and bragging rights. I’m glad I looked up reviews, to make sure I brought gloves…

#2 of AZ 2021 6POP

I would like to preface by saying we hiked the Fremont Saddle the same morning and were not expecting to hike Picacho Peak until the…

Craziest hike EVER!

This hike was crazy! I did not expect such a steep climb up, then a steep climb down, only to have to climb back up…

Goin up down up down …

This was a tough hike but fun. Going down the cables was fun like repelling. The rock scrambling was interesting. I liked this hike because…

Picacho

Beautiful 75 degrees.  Awesome hike.

Picacho Peak

This is such a fun hike!! Loved the cables.

Death chute survival

Good trail, quite a bit longer than the hunter trail. The first Death Chute is only on the Sunset Vista trail. The weather was perfect,…

Living on the Edge

Not gonna lie, I was really intimidated by this hike at first. After hearing if you’re afraid of heights & you literally walk a plank…

Picacho Peak

Pretty busy on the trail, it was a Saturday morning with nice weather.  First 2 miles were a fairly simple hike.  Last segment was rough…

Picacho peak

Great hike! Super fun. Make sure to take some gloves for the cables

The peak peak?

Great hike! Trail was busy but not a lot of wait at the cables

Picacho Peak

Challenging hike – vertical at points where you must pull yourself up with cables.

Piacho Peak Summit Warm in Jan

The parks service was improving the trail on the Vista Summit trail. Making some nice improvements. We hiked with our hiking club HBS+40 32 members…

Piacho Peak

The trails are getting some nice improvements by the parks services. However this is still a challenging hike/climb. Loved it though so far my favorite

Picacho Cable climb

We started this cool morning hiking the Hunter trail. We started around 8:15 and the parking lot was already about half full. The climb was…

Pushing Up Picacho

We started early at sunrise. It was another grueling climb up to the peak. It has cables to assist you on the climb and the…

Picacho Peak

Started this hike before sunrise and the way that first morning light hits the mountain and surrounding area is awesome. If you don’t like steep…

Saturday burn

First time up, hit the summit in under 40 minutes! Super crowded on the weekend

Cables and views

Correction to previous log. Should have been Picacho Peak and not Piestewa Peak.

Panoramic Picacho Peak

Great hike to the peak from the Hunter Trail.  Bring gloves you will need them to grip the cables. We arrived at 7:30am and we…

Picacho Wrap

And that’s a wrap of the Winter Challenge … I had hiked this before and easily forgot the technical portions.  From the start … the…

Peaking Picacho on Christmas Eve

My 6th and final hike in the 6-POP challenge.  Picacho Peak is a big chunk of volcanic rock sticking out of the desert floor.  As…

Morning on Picacho

This was a really challenging and fun trail! We opted to take the Hunter Trail vs the Sunset Trail. The climb up to the saddle…

Picacho Peak

All I can say is…”Thank goodness I bought a pair of gloves specifically for this hike!” The cables going up and back down are a…

2 down 4 to go!

Second hike! Hiked Picacho peak with my two friends this morning. We started at 730am. There were a few people going up, and by the…

Picacho Packs a Punch!

Wow! What a view from Picacho Peak!! 😍 I loved everything about this hike! There was only 1 other vehicle in the parking lot when…

Pica-Pica-Picacho Peak

Got to the trailhead shortly after 5- someone was already there and ready to go!  Passed him on his way down, around about the Saddle. …

2 Peaks, 1 Day pt 1

Today is a BIG day for us! We will hike two peaks before the day ends… and on my BEST FRIEND’S BIRTHDAY 🙂 Peak 2…

Picacho

Many, many people on trail, challenging areas, but felt safe.

Picacho

Fun hike with the group

Picacho

Short but tough, technical sections on the back half. Encourage to take gloves to wear for the chain and scramble section

Picacho

Wow… that hike wasn’t necessarily hard… but it was freaking unnerving. A couple I passed by as I was leaving the summit said: “I can’t…

On Top of Picacho

Great hike up picacho today! 54° and practically an empty trail. Love this trail. Started at 0930 and hit summit at 1045. Made the way…

Picacho Peak Party

A beautiful morning to celebrate a friend’s birthday summiting  Picacho Peak with a fabulous crew of hikers. When attempting this climb for a party formal…

Picacho Peak

Hiked with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. Perfect weather for a challenging rock scramble up to the peak. Thankful for the cables!

Early Morning First to Summit

I hit the trail at 5:35am to try to beat the heat on this 100 degree day and was lucky to be the first at…

Picacho Peak 2020-04-24

Very hot. Started in the afternoon. Very few people on the trail and parking was easy.

Picacho Peak

Trail was pretty empty due to social distancing. Gloves are a good idea on this trail to protect your hands on the cables, especially right…

Picachu

Awesome hike! We started around 6am and made it to the top in about an hour. Great view and challenging steep climbs!

Picacho Peak

Best hike of the challenge! Completed with a group of friends and loved the steel cables. Even encountered a wild cow. Go early, it’s less…

Conquering My Fear of Heights

This was hike one of two for the day! I started early, at 6:00 am. This is the hike I was mildly dreading because I…

We saw a cow!

This was my favorite hike! Loved using the cables to climb and get to the top. Like no other hike I’ve done. Super fun!:)

Pica pica

That was a lot of fun! Was originally intimidated by the wires but really they gave you a comfort level when you needed them. Definitely…

Picacho Peak

This was the last peak for me to complete the challenge.  Completed with a girlfriend on a Friday morning which allowed us to safely socially…

Rockin’ Picacho Peak!

I’ve been looking forward to this hike since I signed up for this challenge, and it did not disappoint! So glad I read the trip…

Picacho Peak

This is a virtual climb but has cables for some of the steep parts for people to grab hold of if need be. It is…

looking for Charizard

I’m doing these hikes in order and this one was, by far, the most technical one yet.  The cables make it very doable but it…

Railed It!

Suoer fun difficult hike.  Loved the cables/rails

Picacho Steep

This hike is steep and I wished I had gloves for the cables. It was windy on one side and dead calm on the other. …

Picacho Peak

Had a great hike on a beautiful day!  Amazing views!

Social Distancing on Pacacho Peak

It was a Beautiful morning and I was Thankful that the trail was open due to Covid19. They had much of the parking unavailable and…

Picacho Peak

I liked the first part of this trail. Until the Saddle peak.

Awesome Picacho

Really good workout. Brought gloves, thank God. Lots of people but not an annoyance. Good trail. Would totally do it again.

Picacho

Wow! I’ve never done this hike before and to say it was a challenge is an understatement. Had to leave my hiking buddy at the…

Picacho

Beautiful day albeit pretty busy out there. A little sketchy in places, but fun nonetheless.

Picacho Peak

A fun and invigorating 4 mile hike. The steep inclines and the climbing makes this a challenging but fun hike. Great views at the top…

4th hike

The trail conditions were east to follow. One of the most difficult hikes that I have done by far, but so worth it. The weather…

Cables Are Your Friends

A friend posted a picture of this hike to her FB page and stated that it looked too challenging for her. Me- I added it…

Picacho Peak

The scariest hike I’ve done. In a word…cables.

Picacho Peak

The weather was beautiful and the hike was challenging!

Cables??

Great day to hike! Fabulous weather.

No Pikachu on Picacho

Unfortunately I didn’t see any Pikachu, but I still had a great time! Second time hiking Picacho Peak and it is still as sketchy as…

Picacho Preference!!

This hike/climb is kick ass awesome!!!  I loved it!  My husband hiked with me, glad we could share it. Weather was gorgeous 70 degrees, crowds…

Most fun hike of all 6

Best hike, sun coming up, sillouted cactus, fun time with friends. The best and most hike was last.

Pichach-oh-no

Peak 6 in my 48 hour challenge to conquer the full ringer. This was a bitch. I started the hike thinking its short mileage would…

5th Picacho Peak

Hike #5 was a tough one but we made it to the top and back down!!  The weather was nice but a little windy at…

Picturesque Picacho

Beautiful day and beautiful hike!!   wore my shirt and gave out website to Four groups!!!  Marketing at it finest!!

Picacho gauntlets

Beautiful day and wildflowers made for a glorious hike with my son!

Picacho

My favorite hike of the challenge.  Fun climbs and beautiful rocks.

Picacho Peak

Bright and sunny day. Clear sky. Trail dry, pea size rock easily slipped on.

Peek-A-Boo Picacho!

Couldn’t have asked for more perfect day! the weather was amazing and just a beautiful day on the trail.

Picacho Peak-not for the weak!

Holy Cow!  This hike was one for the memory book-rated difficult, and lived up to it. Worth the drive, the effort, and the challenging rock…

No pikachus on Picacho.

Started at 815am, short but STEEP! The cables were crazy, definitely bring gloves with rubber grip and lots of water. I drank ~2.5L and took…

Southwest Jungle Gym

Started at 8:15, back to the truck by 11:00am. Beautiful blue sky, not too crowded. The trail is steep, rugged, and technical. Much of the…

Rain or Shine at Picacho

The weather showed rain all day but we decided to go anywhere hoping for a break. It rained a bit in the beginning but after…

High Wires

Warm 80’s and a bright sunny day up to the top of Picacho. Gloves were a big help on the cable lines. Grind up the…

Picacho Peak revisited…

Revisited Picacho for a nice invigorating vertical climb to get ready for the Superstition’s Ridgeline! Nice warm, Sunny day with temps getting into to the…

Picacho

Loved hiking with cables!!!!

Picacho Peak

Loved the cables, made the impossible possible!

Picacho

Very challenging hike, but absolutely loved it! Fabulous weather!

Picacho Peak

We had a blast hiking this trail.  It was such a welcome change with all of the different areas with the cables.  There was a…

PPP Picture Picacho Peak

One of our favorite hikes that we discovered because of the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge!  Loved that you kicked off the hike right away with…

Presidents Day at Picacho

The sun was out and the weather was good. It was sunny but not too hot. Although the flowers weren’t in full bloom yet there…

Gloveless home 🤷‍♀️

Feeling a little sore after double peaks yesterday. This trail was one of my favorites so far. I neglected to do the research. Would have…

Picacho Pain

Third time on this. Still hard, but fun!

Precarious Picacho

Another gorgeous day for a hike! The desert wildflowers were in bloom and plenty of seasoned Picacho hikers were out. Some guys were going up…

Amazing hike at Picacho!

So cool this was!  Felt so thrilled to make this climb!  The cables helped along the way when needed!  The day was gorgeous not too…

Pikachu? Picacho? Pinocchio?

Steep and technical was fun. But definitely should have looked it up so mentally I had a better idea what I was going for. Glad…

Picacho Peak

This is an AMAZING hike ~ incredible scenery all the way up and back.  This is a hike you put a little effort in to…

Picacho Peak

Loved the cable runs, cliff side climbs.  Cool.

Birthday Hike

I hear when you hit a certain age, it’s all downhill after that. So for my birthday I decided to climb up a mountain instead.…

My Mom’s Nightmare

My mom always tells me to stay away from cliff edges, so I typically do not tell her about a hike until it is completed.…

Picacho up and up

This was a challenge as it starts uphill from the get go. The views are phenomenal.

Picacho Peak

Challenging hike, cables were an experience. Read up on hike before doing so, gloves were a must. Beautiful day, beautiful views! Did not disappoint.

Picacho

This was tons of fun. Kind of scary at parts since there are drop offs with no safety barriers, but definitely fun, and definitely not…

Tale of two hikes

First time hiking – excellent trail.  Longer than all trails suggests (2.7 in all trails – closer to 4 out and back) so plan appropriately.…

Picacho Peak

I love this hike. I was a little bummed when I got to the saddle and discovered I had to go back down to go…

Picacho Peak

Big hike group with friends! Most of us were first-timers. Thankfully we had a few who helped us navigate each phase. Loved, loved this hike!!…

Picacho Peak

Hiked up the Hunter Trail to the summit of Picacho peak– as always, such a fun and unique hike.  The views from even the saddle…

Picacho Cloudy Peak

Cloudy day and with few breaks which made you absorb the true beauty of this trail.  Crews were working hard on the trails making them…

Picacho Peak with Jim and Yani

Hiked up to Picacho Peak via Hunter Trail and then came down via Sunset Vista Trail and walked from Sunset Trailhead back to Hunter Trailhead…

Let’s Get This Party Started

Definitely wear gloves that have some traction/grip for the cables. Start early as is heavily trafficked mid morning.

Picacho Peak Peakatyou

It was a beautiful day.  A crisp breeze and plenty of fresh air.   The hike is exhilarating. A lot of fun scampering up and…

Picacho peak the dream

What a great hike and something I had wanted to do for as long as I can remember. The trail was fun and the best…

Picacho

Nice hike. The back half was kinda sketchy in places. Overall good time.

Prancing Picacho Peak

Wow! This was a fun and challenging trail! Bring gloves and leave your fear of heights at home! There are cables attached to the mountain…