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Arizona - Camelback Mountain Christmas Hike

This hike is led by GWH Ambassador Sheila Doherty

PLEASE join us on the Camelback Christmas Hike. Every year on top of Camelback mountain someone always brings up a Christmas tree! Join us and wear a Christmas sweater, Christmas leggings, Santa hat or any other fun Christmas attire you want. If you have not hiked Camelback but are an experienced hiker and have been waiting to try Camelback THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!!! 

*If you are a registered member and have your punch card, dont forget to bring it so I can initial it. If you are not a registered member, you are more than welcome to attend! You can find out more about how to become a member and get a punch card of your won here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

I will not be handing our punch cards at this event. They are available through purchase of a New Member kit only.

TRAIL: Camelback Mountain. Up Echo and down Cholla. We will Uber or carpool back to the Echo side. ** If you choose to go up and back down the Echo side that is perfectly fine but the rest of us will descend on the Cholla side.

TRAIL RATING: Difficult, with some boulder scrambling and an elevation gain of 1,280 feet in just over 1.23 miles to the summit. 

Date: Monday December 10

Time: 8 am. Parking gets super crowded so an early start is a must. Please carpool if you can.

Distance: 1.23 miles up and 1.42 down the Cholla side.

Elevation Gain: 1,280 feet

Water: 2 Liters. I know the weather is cooler but water is a must.

Dogs: Not allowed on this hike per the city.

Permits/fees etc: None required

Trailhead start: Echo Trailhead is located at 4925 E McDonald Dr. We will end at the Cholla Trailhead located at 6131 E Cholla Ln. There is no parking lot for the Cholla side. It is strictly street parking. You will be ticketed and/or towed if you park illegally.

Kids are not recommended for this hike since it is so strenuous 

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

*****IF YOU SIGN UP TO ATTEND AND YOU CAN NOT MAKE THE HIKE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SEND ME A TEXT AND LET ME KNOW. WE WILL LEAVE THE TRAILHEAD AT 8:05 TO START OUR ASCENT. MY CELL IS 602-550-6922. I DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE ANYONE BEHIND. SO PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOUR PLANS CHANGE!

Earlier Event: December 9
Florida - Split Oak Trail
Later Event: December 15
Arizona - 100 Miles Series EMRP