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Bluff Spring Mountain & Weavers Loop, AZ
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Bluff Spring Mountain & Weavers Loop, AZ  
Hiking14.70 Miles          
3,802 ft AEG   
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wallyfrack
This was my first summit up Bluff Spring Mountain and it was worth the effort-- well, atleast the effort up. I took the Ely Anderson trail up and then worked my way across to the final ascent. There is cairned route the entire way across, but you'll lose time always looking for the next one so I'd recommend ignoring them. The brush is not thick at all.

I took the western descent down to the Terrapin and that route is a total pain in the pumpkin. There's also a cairned route but the cairns are few and disappear completely for long lengths. I mostly just kept an eye on my route and was occasionally comforted by the appearance of a cairn every now and them. I was pretty happy when the Terrapin came into view.

I took the Terrapin out to the Dutchman and finished as if I was doing the Weaver's Needle Loop. My original plan was to do the Crosscut from Peralta back to the Terrapin but when I got there, I just didn't have it in me. I was pretty wiped out after the bushwack down from the summit. I didn't figure out the AEG of the total hike when I planned it and was feeling a bit winded today.

I stopped for a break at Fremont Saddle. It wasn't as busy as I had expected so that was nice. Pretty soon Wally and Denny showed up and I hiked back to the trailhead with them.
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