Hiking Camelback Mountain’s Echo Canyon Summit Trail

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The summit trail to the peak of Camelback Mountain is deceiving — it’s only 1.2 miles from the parking lot to the top. But a steady elevation gain (1,300 feet total) on a trail of boulders and loose gravel makes a rather strenuous adventure. It took a little over an hour to summit and a little more than half that to get back down. But my quads still feel as though they’ve both been charlie horsed after absorbing the shock of the descent.

Awesome hike, tracked here with MyTracks, an open source Android app led by a team at Google.

Total Distance: 4.54 km (2.8 mi)
Total Time: 2:12:13
Moving Time: 1:02:21
Average Speed: 2.06 km/h (1.3 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 4.37 km/h (2.7 mi/h)
Max Speed: 12.73 km/h (7.9 mi/h)
Min Elevation: 398 m (1304 ft)
Max Elevation: 794 m (2607 ft)
Elevation Gain: 426 m (1398 ft)
Recorded: Sun Mar 27 15:37:22 PDT 2011

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