Weather: 60°, sun
Time to summit: 25 minutes, 30 seconds
About this hike: No new records here, but it sure felt good to get back to Piestewa Peak after a few weeks off. Was busy this morning, and I ran into several people that I know.
Up until January 2013 when the city closed Camelback Echo Canyon, I never paid much attention to Piestewa. A Christmas tree on top may be tradition, just as it is on Camelback, but I've never seen it before.
After beginning my descent, I heard a loud, booming megaphone voice from the top. I'd like to know what he was saying but couldn't make out the words. Perhaps a mountaintop preacher?