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2008-11-28
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Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking Nov 28 2008
charlieaz
Hiking9.00 Miles 2,250 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   5 Hrs   10 Mns   1.74 mph
2,250 ft AEG
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We completed this hike on a day of perfect weather. The Superstitions received rain off and on for the two days preceding the hike. We started out with temperatures in the low 60's and it only warmed up by 5-10 degrees throughout the hike. The trail was not as muddy as expected, with just a few spots where there were puddles. The mountain to the west of the Dacite Cliffs was quite a site with low lying clouds that made for a great picture. Once we dropped into Barkley Basin on the Dutchman Trail we found ourselves all alone until the junction with the Bluff Springs trail. The switchbacks were not much to speak of and easier than expected. And Cathedral Rock to the east was also a neat view. But the most impressive view was back toward the south once we reached Miners Summit. We aren't sure what the peaks are called but once again we were impressed. The trail from the Whisky Spring intersection to the Bluff Spring intersection was....eh, so, so. But the scenery started to pick up again on our decent down Bluff Springs Trail. My wife almost stepped on a tarantula that was just kick'n it in the middle of the trail. We completed the hike in 5 hours, 10 minutes which is about on par with projections. We did not choose to do the Weavers Needle detour. And we debated that we were even looking at Weavers Needle for a while. It sure looks different from this view. So that put us at exactly 9 miles by my GPS unit. Loved the weather, loved the trail, loved the views, love the Sups cause we Love To Hike!
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