Phoenix Summit Challenge – Apache Wash 2015

Hubby and I went out to Apache Wash Trailhead to hike two of the summits that are part of the Phoenix Summit Challenge. It was a beautiful day, not too hot – wonderful hiking weather. The trail head has a big parking lot, no drinking water. The bathrooms have doors (really important – read last week’s hike- no bathroom doors!) but they are permanent porta potties, but they were well maintained and didn’t stink!


We hiked a short hike to Apache Vista which is hike 2 this year. It was 1.2 miles with 340 feet elevation gain. An easy hike.

At the Apache Vista summit the next hike starts which is the longer Ridgeback Overlook hike. The book said it’s 3.77 miles, but I got 4.3 miles on my app. It was also mostly flat, through the beautiful desert. We didn’t see any animals, but did see some beautiful hot air balloons.

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The trails are well maintained and would be great for trail running. These two hikes are nice and easy and they should go quickly when we are hiking the Phoenix Summit Challenge. Happy Hiking!

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About momof4boyz

I am a stay at home mom of 4 boys ranging in age from 14-20. They are growing up! I have a new hobby - running! I am also President of a non-profit organization.
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