Saturday, September 19, 2015

Piestewa Peak

Weather:  83°, dry

Time:  28.5 minutes

About this hike:  My intention was to climb Camelback. However, the lot was full and cars were being turned away.  Since I was tight on time I opted to just head over to Piestewa.

This was a fun hike. Uneventful but enjoyable. I didn't really feel the need for any major stops along the way, although I did take one.

Never get sick of my mountains....

Monday, September 7, 2015

Laboring Up Echo Canyon

Weather:  97°, humid, dry

Time:  37 minutes

About this hike:  My minutes up the mountain were better than last time. Still nowhere near where I'd like to be.  The humidity was high and sun came out making this an uncomfortable hike.  On the final long vertical section I needed to sit down and rest for a while.  Largely uncrowded for a holiday, and all in all a very enjoyable hike.