Feb 20, 2008

Camelback Mtn

Well Claire, Candace and Tinker decided to explore Phoenix City park trails and did the summit trail on Camelback Mountain.

Camelback Mountain towers above Phoenix and Scottsdale, is a well-known and prominent landmark. The 2,704-foot peak, the highest point in the Phoenix Mountains, is a two-summited mountain that looks like a kneeling camel to the imaginative eye. The higher, eastern summit forms the camel’s hump, while the lower summit to the west is called The Head. The mountain and its hiking trails are easily accessible, offering a quick getaway that feels far from Phoenix’s teeming freeways. The 1.2-mile Summit Trail, one of the most popular hikes in the area, is a steep, well-maintained path that climbs to the summit of Camelback Mountain.

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