Camelback Mountain

After Anthony finished classes on Friday, we headed out to conquer Camelback!

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After a steady ascent into the mountain, where we reached a plateau (Echo Saddle) with views to the east and west, we reached the first rock formation to climb.

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After pushing through two of these and realizing that there were probably 25 more to go, I had to give up. I told the guys I would wait for them at the bottom. After returning to the plateau, I saw this sign:

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I felt vindicated when I saw I had already survived a moderate hike and had given up a double black diamond hike going up another 1000 feet!


There is no way this 50-year old, out-of-shape body was going to make it.

Instead, I waited on the plateau for sunset over the valley.

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Meanwhile, my tough and fit 52-year old husband powered through to the top.


It was like a walk in the park to the 19-year old.


They barely caught the sunset from atop the mountain.


Finally we all meet up at the bottom.
Afterwards, we hit In-N-Out Burger for a much deserved dinner.

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Although I’m bummed I couldn’t make it, I’m glad the guys got to experience Camelback together. I’m proud of my husband for making it to the top…. You rock, Carl!

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5 thoughts on “Camelback Mountain

  1. It is beautiful, but I am glad you had the common sense to not push yourself. You did great and should be proud of how far you went. I wouldn’t even had made it to the mountain.

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