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Showing posts with label Weaver's Needle. Show all posts
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Friday, December 23, 2016

Peralta Trail and Weaver's Needle

It had been a while since we had hiked the Peralta Trail to Fremont Saddle with a view of Weaver's Needle. This day seemed perfect since it was a cool 55 degrees when we started the climb. The parking lot on Saturdays can be packed since there are a couple of trails that start here so we got a early start. We didn't see many hikers until we were almost done.
Fremont Saddle
A young lady with a small boy in her backpack asked how much further and then told Joe, the baby, 30 more minutes and continued to tell him stories as she walked by. This reminded me of times that I would load Krista and Michael into their wagon and take them for a walk down the river path near our home when they were small. I would have to pad it with a quilt to reduce the bouncing and pack a lunch. They enjoyed spending the day playing by the river and eventually in the river and a picnic.
 
I find hiking helps me get lost in my thoughts and go back to times that I don't think about often but are my real treasures of life.
This hike is not only up hill 1900 feet in 2.2 miles but plenty of obstacles to step over and around.




Balancing Rock
There were a couple of opportunities to bag a couple of virtual geocaches on this hike.
 


Superstition Mountains



Amazing spires along the path

Glad we had a cold drink waiting for us in the Jeep when we returned to the trailhead.