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Echo Canyon Trail Closure

Summit Trail Closed Till The Fall Many Echo Canyon (Summit Trail) regulars are familiar with the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department plans to improve the parking situation at the Echo Canyon trailhead.  If you were not aware of this initiative, take a moment to read our post about the Camelback Parking Improvements. What some hikers […]

Hiker Swarmed by Bees

Swarm of Bees Causes Hiker to Fall to his Death on Echo Canyon Trail Another person dies on Camelback Mountain. This time the circumstances are tragic and somewhat out of the control of the victim. After being attacked by a swarm of bees 19 year old, Joshua Ruzsa fell to his death, off the side […]

Camelback Parking Improvements

The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation is looking to improve the parking situation at the trail-head for the Echo Canyon trail. The idea is not only to increase the number of parking spots but also lower congestion, protect the park and improve safety. This is a long awaited action that avid Echo Canyon trail hikers have […]

Camelback Claims More Victims

Two men in their late 20s were rescued from the Echo Canyon trail Sunday 7/8/2012. Phoenix Fire rescued them after they had made it 3 quarters of the way up but were unable to continue. The two guys ran out of water and other generous hikers dialed 911 and stayed with them until helped arrived. […]

Official Camelback Shuttle

“Official” Shuttle Considered to Clear Parking Congestion at Camelback Mountain – Echo Canyon Trail As we discussed back in May 2011, the Phoenix Parks and Rec board held an open house to receive possible recommendations for improving the parking situation on the Echo Canyon side of Camelback Mountain. Yesterday the parks board met again to […]

Naked Man Attempts Suicide

This is an amazing story.  Apparently a naked man tried to commit suicide on the Echo Canyon trail of Camelback Mountain on Saturday 11/5/2011. This definitely tops any theatrics we have seen on the mountain before. One of our gracious visitors submitted a YouTube Video that is posted below.  You can also see from the second video, how fellow hikers actually tackled and held the […]