Hikers, just a reminder that the annual City of Phoenix Summit Challenge (a.k.a the Seven Summits of Phoenix) is this weekend. So, unless you’re participating (or are a glutton for traffic congestion) you may want to steer clear of the following hiking areas:
South Mountain Park, Piestewa Peak, Phoenix Mountain Preserve, Lookout Mountain, North Mountain, Shaw Butte.
Bio: Serial blogger, manic hiker and “mom” to a dozen adopted dogs, Mare Czinar has been exploring Arizona trails for more than 20 years. After being led astray (or just plain confused) by outdated hiking books and online resources (hence the tagline: We got lost, so you don’t have to), Czinar sought to create a fully vetted, frequently updated online hike travelogue with current driving and hiking directions to spare fellow hikers the mental and physical wear-and-tear of aimless wandering.
In addition, blog entries are amended when road closures or wildfires restrict trail access. When not working, blogging, writing about the great outdoors or picking up dog poo, Czinar attempts to “stay found” while checking out new trails.