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Hidden Valley Loop (Superstitions), AZ
2012-02-1225 by
 
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Phoenix, AZ
 
Hiking13.83 Miles   8 Hrs       1.73 mph
3,869 ft AEG   
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Dave1
joe bartels
RaRoc
Tough_Boots
wallyfrack
Had the pleasure of hiking with two HAZers RachelT and Dave1 whom I hadn't hiked with before. Nice meeting both of you. The hike up to Bluff Springs Mountain was nice. The bushwhacking/boulder hopping began thereafter. Once we reached Hidden Valley and the waterfall, we had lunch and decided to check out "the rope". Oddly enough, only Dave and I actually looked at bypassing the falls where the rope is located. Everyone else decided to go back the way we came in. The down climb wasn't as bad as it looked from the falls. It can be done without the aid of a rope. After reaching the creek bed again, Dave and I had another stretch of navigating the steep wash full of huge boulders. Soon we reached the Dutchman trail and took it to the Terrapin, up the steep grade and down to the intersection with the Bluff Springs trail. Dave and I had to race with Wally and Joe to see who could get there first! All four of us hiked back together to the Peralta trailhead. I was forced to lead so I put it into Wally mode and set a quick pace. We passed by two groups on the way back. The first group laughed at us and told us we were going too slow, pick up the pace. The second group said, you sure are going fast. I said, they are chasing us! They replied, I don't think they'll catch you! Fun hike with a fun group. Thanks all. Thanks Kyle for setting this one up.
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