Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Piestewa or Squaw Peak

  Agent 54 here again.  I enjoy hiking the mountains of Arizona.  These pictures are from Squaw Peak which was renamed Piestewa Peak in honor of Army Spc. Lori Ann Piestewa, the first known Native American woman to die in combat in the U.S. military, and the first female soldier to be killed in action in the 2003 Iraq War.

The mountain is imposing from the parking lot. 

Agent 54 near the summit of Piestewa Peak.

Awesome Cliff Face.  Those are 40 ft tall Saguaro Cacti growing on the slope.

Nature's ancient layers turned almost 90 degrees.

Looking at the back of famous Camelback mountain in Phoenix from near the top of Squaw Peak.

My truck is somewhere in the foreground parking lot.  In the distance through the haze it downtown Phoenix with South Mountain along the Horizon.  A golf course provides a nice patch of green in the upper middle.

If you like to hike, you must visit Phoenix for great hikes with spectacular views.  


  1. How fun. Great experience and great exercise too. Good for you. Love the views.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

    1. Thank you. I have to get my knee in shape for hiking again.

      Happy Holidays.

  2. Beautiful photos, looks stunning. Great outdoor adventures :-) Thanks for taking part in #LivingLifeWild

  3. The terrain looks too rugged for me, so I'm especially grateful that you've shared these photos at