Last chance to hike the infamous Camelback Mountain before it closes for renovations till next fall.
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If we see the conditions are not good, we can go to the indoor rock gym, or race a few laps down at the Go-Kart track. I'm still doing something! lol
0 · January 27, 2013
And the verdict is.... Let's do this! I will meet you all at 2pm. I will be wearing a black t-shirt that says SKILLET. We will wait at the base of the trail till 2:15 before we start climbing. See you there!!
Rob (or anyone)--anybody have awareness of what the mountain is like following rain? I'm from PA, where mud is created, but I don't know what happens with sandstone.
I have hiked this mountain when it rained. It doesn't get muddy, but, the rocks do get slick. Although, it's still a hiking trail, not actual rock climbing, except for the one part that has rails to hold on to.
Hey Ceci, click on the link next to the address above, and a window will pop up with a map. If your coming south on Tatum, or North on 44th St., Go East on McDonald, and then take a quick right on Echo Canyon, it will lead to the parking lot.
No worries Natalie, next time!
Everyone, it's 9am, the weather channel still says 30% chance of rain. Outside my window, it's pretty cloudy. I will wait till noon, then make a decision to do the hike, or move to the indoor rock climbing.
Do you happen to know the date that Camelback will close?
And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light :)Gen 1:3
If we get rained out, we could go Go-Kart racing again, or indoor rock climbing
0 · January 26, 2013
I just checked the weather channel and they say 30% chance of rain.
Hmmm.... we may need a plan B. suggestions?
Ok, everyone pray real hard that it's not raining tomorrow.
Paul, you are partially right... the Cholla side is still going to be open. However, most everyone I know climbs the Echo Canyon side, and the city website states- "Echo Canyon Trailhead and Summit Trail will be closed from Jan. 28 through fall."
0 · January 22, 2013
I should be done with the hike well before 6 months, thinking two weeks tops.
Camelback is not closing. Just the echo canyon parking area is closing for 6 months for construction
LOL, No Puking allowed Pam! Ok, in all honesty, it's a wonderfully challenging hike, and make no mistake, it's a bear! They rate it most difficult on the Phoenix city website- http://phoenix.gov/parks/trails/locations/camelback/echo/index.html But, also keep in mind, you don't have to go to the top. You can stop at any point, rest, or go back down. So, join us, the whole mountain is absolutely beautiful!
0 · January 18, 2013
Ok Rob, I've lived her 5 yrs & have never hiked it. Is it the trail that's a mile or so up & then back-or more? How strenuous is it? Just haven't hiked in a while & don't wanna puke! LOL
Oh man, you ruined a perfectly good teasing with kindness :b I know you'll do fine Rick.
0 · January 17, 2013
Thanks Rob, your sure a good friend. Shouldn't be neccessary, I will do my best to finish the hike!
I'll carry you if I have to Rick. :)) No hikers left behind
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