Weather: 73°, bright sunshine
Time to summit: 28:00 *NEW RECORD*
About this hike: The stop watch said 29:57 to be exact, but I stopped for a couple minutes because two girls handed me a phone and wanted pictures together. That plus a bottleneck = a 2 minute handicap in my book. Regardless, I am solidly under 30 minutes now, even with the Saturday crowd.
Parking was a disaster. When the city re-engineered the entrance with a traffic circle I don't think they considered what would happen: cars drive round and round the circle waiting for the "Lot Full" sign to come down. A cop was stationed at the circle yelling at people to get moving. And speaking of Lot Full, that stupid sign was up again today, but there were plenty of spaces. I ended up at my secret spot, and unlike last Sunday, the gates were open and I got in and out no problem.
There was a guy who dragged a for sale sign up to the summit. Not sure if City of PHX is selling Camelback Mountain, but if they are, I'd be interested in buying :-) .
All around great hike on a perfect March Saturday!