Piestewa Peak (Squaw Peak) Hike

January 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Now that the weather in Phoenix is back to beautiful sunshine and no rain, (we had an odd winter this year), Doug and I have been going to new places every weekend.  A few weekends ago we did a hike to the top of Piestewa Peak also known as Squaw Peak.  It was our first big hike of the year, and let me tell you, it was an eye opener to how out of shape we both have gotten.  The way up was crazy, it just kept climbing and climbing, I'm pretty sure I thought we had reached the top of the mountain about five times, but every time we would go around a curve and it just kept getting taller.  We finally (after about 2 hours) made it to the top. What a beautiful view!  It was nothing like we've ever seen before.  We still aren't used to seeing the mountains just go on for what looks like forever.  In Ohio when you get to the top of a mountain (tall hill) it's pretty but with all the trees you don't see very far.  We stayed at the top for 30-40 minutes just soaking in the scenery.  Then headed back down.  The descent went much faster and about midway down, we saw the beginning of a beautiful sunset over the city!  On the way home we talked about how, even though the first few months of the move here was a bit rocky, seeing sites like this made it all worth it.  We truly feel like this is where we were meant to be.  Here are some of our favorite pictures we took on the hike!  If any one is ever wanting something to do in Phoenix, Arizona, we highly suggest this hike! It's a beautiful way to see the city and the desert that surrounds it!

 

 

 

 

 


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