Just a few shots of the time we climbed Camelback in a rainstorm.
Since we weren’t planning on spending a lot of time in Phoenix, I really didn’t have anything planned, and had no idea what we were going to do with our three full days in Arizona.
I asked friends for suggestions, and one of them told me to hike Camelback, so we decided to try it out, bright and early on Saturday morning. It was kind of cold out, and a little grey, but I figured that was just because it was so early, and we set off.
The hike itself was fun, a bit steep in parts, but the view was beautiful.
Unfortunately, the higher we climbed, the worse the weather got. It was super windy at the top, and as we were shinnying across a very narrow bit of rock with sharp drops on either side I was pretty sure we weren’t going to make it. Right when we got to the top it started pouring and made the rocks slippery and even more treacherous.
Also, nobody was going down the way we came up, and we knew there was more than one way to climb the mountain so we decided to follow another group down.
We didn’t realize until we were half way down that it was taking us to the opposite side, and we didn’t feel like climbing back up and over again, so we ended up continuing down that way, and then walking three more miles around the base to get back to our car.
We did get to see some diamond back rattle snakes on our slog back to the car though, so it wasn’t all bad.