Weaver's Needle Super Loop Hike (Superstitions)

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 06:30
Don Mowry - dgmowry@gmail.com
A LENGTH: 15-16 mi ELEV GAIN: 3600 ft PACE: Medium-Fast (~2.5mph)

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

This hike offers great views of Weaver's Needle from all directions. We'll climb Bluff Springs Trail and connect with the Terrapin Trail. We'll extend this hike to include a side trip to the top of Black Top Mesa for lunch, then loop around Black Top Mesa and return on the Peralta Trail. There are three significant climbs: Bluff Springs, Black Top Mesa, and up the Peralta at the Dutchman crossover.

I recommend zip-off long pants due to some cat’s claw bushes on the Terrapin Trail. Bring 3-4 liters of water, electrolytes and food. No dogs or children please. Bring rain gear. Cost to non-members is $5.