Weather: 83°, partly cloudy
Time: 32 minutes
About this hike: Ahh the weather is getting cooler and the tourists are descending on the Valley. It was crowded at Echo Canyon this morning. Determined to do Camelback today, I ended up getting a parking spot at my secret location down the road :)
The stern park ranger and "Lot Full" sign at the Echo Canyon entrance was unnecessary. After my ~10 minute walk to the trailhead I noted several parking spots available. When I finished my hike parking was a non-issue. But whatever, my car is safer in my secret location...
Overall this was an enjoyable hike on somewhat crowded trails. Every now and then a cool breeze served as a little air conditioning. Always good to be back at my favorite red sandstone mountain.