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Bluff Spring Loop & Weaver's View, AZ
2009-02-214 by
 
Phoenix, AZ
 
Hiking10.50 Miles   6 Hrs       1.75 mph
2,250 ft AEG   
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My sons and I went with our friend Greg on this hike. It was a beautiful day! We went counter-clock wise, starting with the Dutchman's Trail (104)up over Miner's Summit and then to the Bluff Spring Trail (235). That's where we stopped for lunch. We then headed west on Bluff Spring trail seeking where the Williams Camp was. Even though my Superstition Wilderness map shows an unimproved trail to it, there was none to be found. We followed our Garmin GPS with MapSource Topo 2008 software to the spot were it shows the camp to be, but there were no artifacts there. In addition, the terrane didn't look suitable for a camp in that area. However, hiking up to that spot from the trail, there is a knoll with a flat top. We decided to look around there and found several artifacts: small pieces of lumber, nails,rebar pieces, tin cans, and even a grommet. We took a picture and compared it to the one on page 61 of Carlson & Stewart's book "Hiker's Guide to the Superstition Wilderness" and it looks very likely that we found the right spot.
We did not take Terrapin trail over to Weavers Needle since we got several good looks along the way. In spite of this, our GPS showed we traveled 10.3 miles when we returned to the Peralta Trailhead.
Terrific Hike - quite a bit of water flowing in the washes. I recommend this hike, but be prepared, there are some pretty good hills to climb!
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