Fire Near Downtown Phoenix 4-19-2018
Caught this photo of a fire near downtown Phoenix on April 19th, 2018 during my early morning hike, from the National Trail West on South Mountain. As I continued the climb, noted that the fire was contained in pretty short order by the Phoenix Fire Department. Checked into it later, and the fire caused damage to a vacant building near downtown, and happily, nobody was injured! Kudos to the Phoenix FD, an amazing group of guys.
The views get even more spectacular further up the trail, toward the Salt River Summits. This is what an urban wilderness hike looks like.