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Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon TH - 152 members in 1771 triplogs have rated this an average 3.8 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Mar 20 2020
trekkin_gecko
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 20 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles
1,300 ft AEG
 
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Fletchkl
hit camelback early afternoon with mike and fletch
crowded, was lucky to get a parking spot
lots of audible music, too
still had fun with my climbing partners
will get back there more often when it warms up
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Feb 07 2020
LindaAnn
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Camelback over & back, AZ 
Camelback over & back, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 07 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking5.10 Miles 2,640 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles   3 Hrs   20 Mns   1.58 mph
2,640 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
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danielac
My once a year journey over to Camelback. The drive is just too awful for me to go there more often, not that I’d want to anyway. We headed up the the Echo Canyon side, down Cholla, then turned around and headed back over. Nice weather for this one, it never felt too warm in shorts and t-shirt. Lots of people out as expected, but we were able to get around most of them with little effort. Saw a couple of chuckwallas near the top of the Cholla side.
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Dec 21 2019
emilystardust
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37 female
 Joined Jun 23 2015
 Phoenix, AZ
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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emilystardust
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles
1,300 ft AEG
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Dec 17 2019
Jim_H
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40 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Regulus
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 17 2019
Jim_H
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   1.84 mph
1,300 ft AEG
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Hiking at SoMo yesterday, I thought I might try this out to see how my fitness is holding up while breathing hard in the clean air, and to enjoy the 360 degree summit view. Also, to enjoy this before the place gets extremely crowded until it gets, "too hot". It was nice, I am still in good shape heading up this despite sticking to other lower FPM hikes, and doing mainly SoMo hiking lately. The views were nice, and crystal clear. The crowds were just thick enough that I wouldn't want to return until hot, at the earliest.

Incidentally, the AEG on this brings my 2019 recorded ( I forgot some) AEG to 244,444' All 4s. I find that amusing.
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Dec 15 2019
Vashti
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 Joined Mar 11 2002
 Gilbert, AZ
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 15 2019
Vashti
Hiking2.45 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.45 Miles   2 Hrs   36 Mns   1.20 mph
1,300 ft AEG      33 Mns Break
 
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Took the kids to see Santa on Camelback! :D The tree was gone, but another was brought up while we were at the summit. We helped decorate the new tree - fun! :D
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Oct 24 2019
trekkin_gecko
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 24 2019
trekkin_gecko
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles
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afternoon workout hike
it's been awhile - july?
nice temps, good breeze
a little more crowded than my preference with a couple of hen parties
always a good workout
nice to be back on it
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Sep 28 2019
emilystardust
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37 female
 Joined Jun 23 2015
 Phoenix, AZ
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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emilystardust
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles
1,300 ft AEG
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Jul 31 2019
trekkin_gecko
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking avatar Jul 31 2019
trekkin_gecko
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles
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seemed like a nice afternoon to hit camelback
had the trail to myself much of the time
PSA: flying ants on the summit
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Jul 15 2019
mt98dew
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50 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2019
mt98dew
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles   1 Hour   27 Mns   1.59 mph
1,300 ft AEG
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Md morning hike. Got started just after 10. Kept a steady pace for most of the climb except for the last 1/5, when the incline started to catch up with me. Lousy air quality today. Limited views. No breeze kept my internal air conditioner from kicking in. Trail still fairly busy. Saw over 30 hikers. Most were coming down as I was heading up. Wildlife.... 1 chipmunk.
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Jun 26 2019
trekkin_gecko
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 26 2019
trekkin_gecko
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles
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seemed like the best day this week to hit camelback
long stretches with no one else and had the summit to myself
good breeze
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Jun 22 2019
trekkin_gecko
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 22 2019
trekkin_gecko
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles
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hit camelback this afternoon
four weeks in a row :)
nice breeze coming down
maybe a dozen people on the trail
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Jun 14 2019
trekkin_gecko
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 14 2019
trekkin_gecko
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
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had the summit to myself this afternoon
took a minute to check out the smoke from the woodbury fire
no bueno
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Jun 07 2019
trekkin_gecko
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 07 2019
trekkin_gecko
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles
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Afternoon workout hike
Doubt if I saw a dozen people
Decent breeze
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Jun 06 2019
survivordude
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39 male
 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 06 2019
survivordude
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   1.45 mph
1,300 ft AEG
 
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Wanted to do the whole thing again and got sick 1/2 way up. Just did up and down instead*
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Jun 01 2019
trekkin_gecko
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 01 2019
trekkin_gecko
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
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haven't been on camelback since december 20th :o
a good afternoon to go back
very few people on the trail - nice
always a good workout
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May 12 2019
survivordude
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39 male
 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
Camelback Gauntlet, AZ 
Camelback Gauntlet, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 12 2019
survivordude
Hiking5.00 Miles 2,640 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   3 Hrs   20 Mns   1.94 mph
2,640 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
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Up down and then back up and down. Been up here a million times.. Had never done the whole mountain at once.. So we did it twice!
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Apr 27 2019
DarthStiller
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50 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 27 2019
DarthStiller
Hiking6.00 Miles 2,704 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   5 Hrs      1.20 mph
2,704 ft AEG
 
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It's been about 16 years since I last hiked this mountain. I'm good for another 16.

Camelback was the 2nd hike I did in Phoenix. It soon became a regular hike for me on Sundays, even in the summer. I hiked it so many times that I came to memorize every part of the trail, finally getting bored and bent on trying to make every hike I do have at least one new section of trail that I've never done. After so many years, going back and doing trails after a decade or more, it's almost like hiking the trail again for the first time. And I can also log it in on HAZ and record it with my GPS, storing the track in my computer.

I arrived at about 6am, finding only 2 spots left in the lower overflow parking lot. It added a little bit more mileage, which I didn't mind.

I think there were railroad ties on the very lower section, or at least big steps of some sort that I remember. That section has thankfully been regraded and is smoother. The railroad ties above are still there.

The steep bare rock section with the railings hasn't changed much. Neither has my approach. I used the railing like a rope if I was climbing, even going back down backwards. Kind of reminded me of Olympus last year just below the summit.

I forgot about the false summit as you get to the top. :pk:

Going down Cholla to the saddle is slow going, I think more so as I age. As I get older, choosing the route down is a matter of listening to my knees and looking for the least steep approach. Ironically, the longest slog of the downhill part is after it levels out and it meanders before reaching the bottom. Going back up seemed to take less time and was more enjoyable. My legs had warmed up by then and I kind of hit my stride. And then reality set in and I had to take a breather once or twice. Snapped a hiking pole just past the saddle and put that away. Got a lot of questions on the way up about going up twice in one day. Using my hands on this section on the way is even more fun than it was 16+ years ago.

Going back down Echo Canyon is the same slog it's always been. Careful with the footing, watch for scree, and get out of the way of the uphill hikers, even though the people behind me don't. :SB:

Still lots of chuckwallas on this mountain. More than I've seen anywhere else. You would think with the traffic it would chase them away. Maybe they're like the squirrels at the Grand Canyon that get used to looking for food from the tourists. :-k

The crowds don't seem to be any worse than they were 16-20 years ago. Noticed a lot of out of state hikers, which I guess is kind of cool. Nice that they get out to hike it. Also shows how well known it is. Very touristy vibe, like a lot of places in AZ. Got some strong whiffs of sunscreen at times. :lol:

Glad that in 20 years, this hike doesn't seem harder to do at all. Other than the downhill sections at times. I never timed myself before, but I think my overall time likely is more than it was in 2000 when I would do this.
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Mar 04 2019
LindaAnn
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Camelback over and back, AZ 
Camelback over and back, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 04 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking5.31 Miles 2,506 AEG
Hiking5.31 Miles   3 Hrs   27 Mns   1.57 mph
2,506 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
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Up from Echo, down Cholla, then back up Cholla, and down Echo. Lots of bees around the summit, and one chuckwalla. Would be a good regular workout hike if the drive was more convenient for me—and if 90% of the other hikers disappeared.
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Feb 15 2019
survivordude
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39 male
 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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survivordude
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   1.53 mph
1,300 ft AEG
 
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1st time up Echo in a long time. The fog was fantastic this morning! Corey loves this hike, Im eh about it, I remember why.. 50 up 40 down
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Feb 08 2019
fricknaley
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44 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 08 2019
fricknaley
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
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Michelle and I finally hiked Camelback after all these years. and wouldn't you know it, we saw Joe :)

lovely day. pretty crowded.
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