The view from the top of Camelback Mountain is it’s own reward but at this time of year there is an additional holiday perk for those that make the difficult trek. From 8a to 2p on weekends, Christmas Eve and Day John Cressey aka Camelback Santa puts on his red suit, sunglasses and Santa Hat making his way up The Mountain. He hands out approximately 7,000 candy canes or actual lumps of coal to the people that are on his naughty or nice list.
This year John and his group of Elves are moving the tree from it’s place on top of the mountain and putting it back in place each morning in an effort to be observant of the “leave no trace” hiking philosophy. Merry Christmas from the Valley of the Sun!
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