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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Squaw Peak  Reply with quote

Last week I was in Phoenix and I managed to get out for one little dayhike. My knee wasn't up to Camelback so I opted for nearby Squaw Peak, the second-highest summit in the Phoenix area. I also refer to the old name rather than the new memorial title.
Not much to report, if you've ever been out there it's pretty steep and much like a stairmaster carved into the rock. I was surprised to find parking but expected to see a bunch of people on the trail and hanging around the false summit. It's about 3 miles round trip when counting the walk through the parking lot to the Ranger, but a good morning to get out anyway.

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Helpful signage.



Lots of this.



Mile marker on the trail. Summit way behind but less than a half mile away.



Camelback across the valley of the sun.



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my gosh, this was the first hike I did after I moved to Phoenix after college.  Big independence thing for me.  

Thanks for the photos.  It looks EXACTLY the same.  I like that.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. I like seeing trails in nearby states.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was doing an ASU campus visit with my daughter and family on Monday and had a couple hours to kill in the PM.  Did an unplanned hike up Camelback from Echo Canyon in my street running shoes. I dig Phoenix (but I haven't been there in the summer).

Here is a pano from the crowded Camelback summit, Squaw Peak somewhere distant right.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a good day to be out. It's always crowded on that summit.
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