Coyote Rock/ Greevers Needle

Coyote Rock/ Greevers Needle 2400′ Superstition Mountains Distance: 1.0 Elevation Gain: 300′ Crux: 5.4 Trailhead: N. Idaho Rd, Apache Junction. No services Companions: Holly and Colin Coyote Rock a.k.a. Greevers Needle is an unofficially named spire in the Goldfield Mountains near the Superstitions. It’s latter nickname is thanks to the group of local climbers that […]

Smith Peak

Smith Peak 5242′ and Bullard Peak 3124′ Harcuvar Mountains Total Time: 2:30 Distance: 8.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,750′ Trailhead: Smith Peak Road, high clearance, no services The Harcuvar Mountains are a long, remote desert range running from northwest to southeast about 1.5 hours from Phoenix. They are one of only a handful ranges in the […]

Mount Meru

Mount Meru 4562 m / 14,977′ Total Time: 3 days Distance: 38.5 km/ 23.9 miles Elevation Gain: 10,560’/ 3,220 meters Crux: Class 2/3 Trailhead: Momella Gate Companions: Justin Shelton, Adnaan Sheriff, Rob Frings Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa. Certainly a worth objective in its’ own […]

(Little) Granite Mountain

(Little) Granite Mountain 3,526′ McDowell Mountains Total Time: 5:40 (with a large chunk of rock climbing a part of that) Distance: 4.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,300′ Crux: Class 2-3 (5.7 for Blue Sky on Pasta Wall) Trailhead: McDowell Preserve Granite Mountain Trailhead- no services In the less traveled northern portion of McDowell Sonoran Preserve sits […]

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro 19,341’/ 5,895 m Total Time: 6 days Distance: 38 miles/ 61 km Elevation Gain: ~16,500’/ ~5050 m Crux: Class 3 Trailhead: Machame Gate to Mweka Gate Companions: Justin Shelton, Adnaan Sheriff, Rob Frings For my 100th trip report I decided to go back and start writing up some of the bigger renowned summits […]

Fremont Peak

Fremont Peak 4180′ Superstition Mountains Total Time: 5:00 Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1980′ Crux: Class 3 Trailhead: Peralta Trail, pit toilets I had been neglecting the Superstitions since my big outing on Weavers Needle, and had yet to head back since the weather cooled down for the season. So needless to say, I jumped […]

Woolsey Peak

Woolsey Peak 3171′ Total Time: 3:00 Distance: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2000′ Crux: Class 2-3 Trailhead: Agua Caliente Road, High Clearance required for the last 3 miles Woolsey Peak in central Arizona is a prominent dome shaped mountain on the skyline of Gila Bend and one of Arizona’s P2K summits. Visible from Phoenix and the […]