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    Rob Schamp saved Three Sisters Summit

    4 months ago

    Rob Schamp saved Cabin Loop Trail

    5 months ago

    Rob Schamp reviewed West Clear Creek Trail

    5 months ago

    Absolutely gorgeous trail!! It offers it all! Goes from a desert drive, to a woods-y trailhead, and then the hike scenery is back and forth a few more times. Truly a unique place. Like previous reviews state, there are three different creek crossings within the first three miles. You can find a few campsites off the trail to the left after the third crossing, if you wish to stay a night or two. I would highly recommend bringing some camp/water shoes along with you, and having something accessible to dry your feet off with. I had a bandana and clipped on to the front of my pack to make my transition a bit more smooth, and it made a world of difference. It's hard to put dry socks on wet feet. Also, the first and second crossing are less than a tenth of a mile apart. If you are switching into camp shoes like I did, leave them on until after the second crossing. Trust me! I saw/heard a ton of lizards in the dry brush along the way, spotted a few small critters at camp, but no snakes or scorpions anywhere. Just be diligent and keep your eyes and ears open. Please practice Leave No Trace as well, and keep this hidden gem as beautiful and serene as it is now. Happy trails!

    Rob Schamp completed West Clear Creek Trail

    5 months ago

    Rob Schamp saved Red Pine Lake Trail

    6 months ago

    Rob Schamp saved Dixie Mountain Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Rob Schamp saved Scarlett Canyon

    over 1 year ago

    Rob Schamp completed Deem Hills Circumference Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Rob Schamp saved Marcus Landslide Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Rob Schamp completed Tom's Thumb Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Rob Schamp reviewed Shaw Butte and Charles M Christiansen Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    This is trail is a little challenging. From the trailhead off of Central Ave., south of Thunderbird, it is immediately a steep up hill climb. You're able to ascend all the way to the radio towers that can be seen from below. SOME of this is paved, however, it has NOT been well-maintained. I definitely wouldn't count on in for traction.

    There a few switchbacks on your way to the towers. Once you're there, the vantage point is great. You'll have some nice views of the local neighborhoods, including Thunderbird High School in the west, downtown Phoenix to the south, and a good portion of trail 100 to the east.

    I would recommend a good stretch before beginning, because the constant uphill climb is rough on the hamstrings and glutes, and the descending that follows is tough on the quads. Make sure you have boots with good traction, also. The second half (downhill) portion has lots of loose gravel in places.

    Overall, a GREAT workout and nice hike with plenty of photo ops.

    One last thing... The parking lot is small and spaces are limited. Keep that in mind when choosing which day/time to go.

    Rob Schamp completed Devils Bridge Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Rob Schamp added Devil's Bridge Trail

    almost 2 years ago