Camelback Mountain Climber's Log

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bilmcchr - Nov 29, 2004 1:28 am

Route Climbed: Cholla Trail Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2004  Sucess!

I have summited Camelback many times, mainly from the Echo Canyon Trail. I think Echo Canyon is a more difficult trail and a better work out but I prefer the Cholla Trail because of the views of the city along the ridgeline to the summit. The summit is an excellent place to view a sunrise.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Nov 10, 2004 11:15 pm

Route Climbed: West side trail and the eastside trail Date Climbed: Nov. 11th, 1005  Sucess!

Climbed this one every time I've been in Phoenix, usually several times in a few days. Great break from work and a good workout. Had it (almost) to myself once on a 109 degree day! Those Arizonans are tough!

Ken Dammen

Ken Dammen - Aug 23, 2004 8:43 pm

Route Climbed: Echo Canyon Date Climbed: 2/11/05  Sucess!

Nice view of city but very crowded trail.


charles97 - Dec 10, 2003 2:22 pm

Route Climbed: Echo Canyon, Cholla Date Climbed: Too many to count  Sucess!

I'm one of those 5 times a week guys. Best place to watch a sunset in Phoenix is from the top of Camelback, and I try to catch it everyday after work. Good thing we get more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Lots of people on the trail, but I really enjoy the company. Gone to the top probably thousands of times, but I've never once regretted going.


muzich - Oct 27, 2003 11:32 am

Route Climbed: Echo Canyon Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2003  Sucess!

The heat finally broke in Phoenix this past weekend and its was perfect weather for Camelback. 75 Degrees and sunny...My first time back to the mountain in six months. The trail had the usual cast of characters - out of towners, guys carrying 6 month olds in baby carriers (I even saw another guy literally carrying his 7 or 8 year old son up a steep section on his back) plus the usual camelback 5 time a week crew. That being said, the trail was not overly crowded like it will be later in the year and it was a very pleasant hike to the top. Highly recommended - go now b4 it gets too crowded!


surgent - Aug 28, 2003 3:13 pm

Route Climbed: every time up Echo Cyn... once from the east side Date Climbed: Hundred times+  Sucess!

My favorite hike and my main means of keeping fit. Yes it's crowded... people talking on cell phones... major meat market... people smoking while hiking... out-of-towners clearly in over their heads... people wearing Keds sneakers... but it's a blast. On a clear day one can pick out peaks as far south as Picacho near Tucson.


mtnhiker13 - Aug 18, 2003 8:21 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Spring 2003  Sucess!

Nice hike after work - close to where I was working on a business trip to Phoenix. Nice rocks to climb on!

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Oct 23, 2002 10:39 am

Route Climbed: whatever the normal trail is Date Climbed: January of 94 or 95  Sucess!

Did this with my brother who was at grad school in Phoenix at the time. Saw a lady get helicoptered out in a litter when she injured her ankle halfway up. Tons of people. Easy hike.

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Oct 22, 2002 8:30 pm

Route Climbed: Echo Canyon Date Climbed: 0-13-02  Sucess!

Did this mountain with my freinds Nathan and Leah. The trail was extreamly steep, but very short. It is a very fun climb, but too many people. January is a really good time to beat the heat.

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