Happy 2017, Mountain Chicks! Today you Mtn Chicks are taking a ride to good ol' Phoenix where it's about 75 degrees this time of year. Dani took a hike on the Peralta Trail in the Superstition Mountains. Hope you're kicking off 2017 right and happy trails! Make sure you become a member when you're done reading!
Well Mountain Chicks, it's 2017 and I am totally ready for a new year with new adventures. I decided to use the rest of my PTO for the last week of the year. I wanted to use this week to get some extra hikes in before 2017 starting with Peralta Trail.
I've tried taking Peralta Trail to Freemont Saddle (the Weaver's Needle viewpoint) in the past but started late and would not have made it to the lookout before sunset. This time around I started pretty early, but I have to say, it was PACKED. Maybe it's because it was the day after Christmas, but either way, it didn't take away from the experience.
The hike started out somewhat flat and had slight ascends after a little bit. The trail passes over a small creek several times. Eventually there is a decent climb to a giant rock wall. We took a left here and couldn't help but stare back at the beautiful views behind us. It mountains look almost painted in the distance. Actually, the mountains kind of looked like they belong in the PNW. There were lots of blue and green hues- very unlike the desert. Anyhow, from here the trail kept going up for about another .25 miles until we reached the saddle! Weaver's Needle looked so beautiful! If you decide to hike another 30 minutes or so, you can get closer to the Needle, but we decided to use this as a snack break and make the trek back down.
Yay for post holiday hikes in Arizona!
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