Climb Miner’s Needle and Hike Dutchman – Bluff Springs Loop (Superstitions)

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 06:30
Don - 480-209-7963
B LENGTH: 10 - 11 mi ELEV GAIN: ~2000 ft PACE: 2+ mph

Meet at 6:30 am (depart at 6:45 sharp!) at the Holiday Inn, SW corner of Country Club and US 60.

We’ll carpool to the Peralta trailhead, hike the Dutchman to Miner’s Needle, climb to at least the notch between the two segments of the rock face (the actual climb into the eye of the Needle requires climbing gear). We’ll then hike the Dutchman Trail connecting with the Bluff Springs Trail and return through Bark’s Canyon to the trailhead. This is beautiful country with panoramic views of canyons and mountain peaks. The flowers right now are outstanding with poppies, blue dicks, lupines and other varieties. Make sure you bring energy food, and 3 to 4 liters of water and electrolytes. Cost to non-members is $5.