show on camelback mtn

A couple months ago we were invited to hike Camelback Mountain with some friends in Black Carl and document their excursion playing their instruments death-march style all the way to the top ~ about an hour with the luggage. It’s an amazing hike for being in the middle of a city. You can see what happened at the bottom of this post. Or, read about it on Electric Mustache. The crew decided to procure a second hike but for fear of melting my gear in 100 degree heat since video equipment runs hotter than still cameras, we opted for a compact 35mm slr this trip.

Let this sequence of images be an ode to the characters we encountered this time around.

Meet Camelback Mountain, Echo Canyon Trail

Ran into Eric Larsen on the first leg.

Ran into this guy

Spilled my water in front of these guys

10:30am still going. The show’s about to start

Trucked ahead, left my group behind so I didn’t miss the whole set

Everyone’s here, except Ian.

Amy’s smiling about having to ditch Ian half way up; he was too hungover on whiskey drinks.


Happened to be a photographer w/gear on the first trip. He decided to join for round 2.

Another passerby let me take his picture. This is probably the only piece of shade on top.

Beautiful things happen. *butterfly

Friends don’t let friends necks get too hot

Black Carl -ian +pj

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Video from Trip #1 below