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 […]

Echo Canyon Trail Photos 10/23/12

Displayed below are some photos taken from Echo Canyon Trail on Camelback Mountain.  These photos were taken on Tuesday October 23rd, 2012 in the early afternoon between 2pm and 4pm. Included in this mix is a curious duo we ran into at the top of Camelback Mountain.  Even though Roxy had to carry Ty most […]

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 […]

Echo Canyon Trail Pics – Feb 5th 2012

See below 20 pictures from a mid-day hike on February 5th 2012. The hike photos come from a busy day on the Echo Canyon Trail.  This is surprising because it also happened to be Super Bowl Sunday. Please leave your thoughts and comments below. If you want to share any of your own Camelback hike […]

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. […]

Summer Hiking – Bonus Challenge

There are a few obvious tips you will read about when it comes to summer hiking.  These include, drinking and carrying plenty of water, wearing sunscreen and appropriate protective clothing.  There are other common sense guidelines and yes they are very important to follow when hiking Camelback Mountain given the intensity of both trails that […]

Andrew’s Camelback Experience

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Phoenix on a business trip.  The afternoon of May 1 and with a couple hours of free time, I headed to Echo Canyon for a little hiking, sightseeing, and stress relief.  As I had not planned on hiking while in Phoenix, stupid me thought that drinking as […]

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 […]