by Raystern » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:39 am
by lcarreau » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:28 am
by Jow » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:48 am
by sbkelley » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:59 am
by lcarreau » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:24 am
by Jow » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:53 am
by Tonka » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:48 am
by surgent » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:18 pm
by lcarreau » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:22 am
Tonka wrote: You can have your quiet time maybe in July or Aug.
by surgent » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:23 pm
by Jow » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:43 pm
surgent wrote:Nice to hear Camelback is set to reopen. I am very curious to see how they reworked the Echo Trail.
The Cholla Route is very nice too. Park on Invergordon south of Cholla's intersection, north of the Phoenician Resort. I've had to walk up to a mile each way just on city streets just to get to the trailhead. The Cholla Trail has a few sections of easy scrambling. It looks exposed, but it's really very safe.
Weekdays are usually less crowded. With the west-side Echo Canyon reopening, that may relieve some of the space-crunch on the east-side Invergordon/Cholla route.
If you have time for just one of the two main peaks, I would opt for Camelback over Piestewa. But Piestewa is still a lot of fun and a good workout.
by surgent » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:21 pm
Jow wrote:Did these last week. A fun way to get 2500ft elevation gain and a good workout before lunch. Got to Cholla on Camelback about 8am and got a very good spot on road, there were people but not an obscene amount and a bunch turned back at saddle. then went to Pietsewa which was already getting pretty hot by then (coming from NYC), parked in overflow lot. this was much more crowded. hit up the the true summit which is easy little 2 minute scramble and took a selfie of myself on summit all alone with like 25 people below on false summit in background. finished by 1230 just in time to go out for lunch. fun half day.
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