username
X
password
register
for free!
help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Weaver's - Base of the Needle
29 Photosets

2021-03-27  
2021-01-31  
2019-05-11  
2019-01-13  
2018-08-11  
2018-08-11  
2017-01-15  
2015-06-06  
2014-07-04  
2014-07-04  
2014-07-04  
2014-07-04  
2014-06-26  
2014-04-06  
2014-03-29  
2014-03-08  
2013-02-23  
2013-02-15  
2013-02-01  
2013-02-01  
1,  2  
mini location map2013-02-15
43 by photographer avatarjameslcox44
photographer avatar
page 1   2   3
 
Weaver's - Base of the NeedlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 15 2013
jameslcox44
Hiking10.00 Miles
Hiking10.00 Miles   9 Hrs      1.11 mph
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Three friends and I began our hike from Peralta TH at 8:30 after reading about a recent triplog around the base of Weaver's Needle hoping to see sheep that were pictured on that photo set. The eldest of the group was 75 and I was the pup of the group. Up Bluffs Springs Trail we went. We transferred to the Terrapin trail and found the crossover trail leading to the southern approach to Weaver's Needle. The description we read indicated there were many cairns and a trail around the base. We must have missed the correct approach, as we saw only a cairn leading from the crossover trail up toward the needle. I have to admit that footing was no problem as indicated in the triplog, but we negotiated a good deal of vegetation and boulders. It was a tough climb to the saddle just below the southern point of the needle. It was noon by that time, so we had lunch there before proceeding to walk the base trail. But, the only trail we found was a 'sheep' trail over some pretty steep terrain. By the time we reached the north end of the needle, we were ready to escape the base trail. We thought we could see a route to a small camp that was near the Peralta trail. It was quite steep and let us quite a distance to the north. By the time we arrived at Peralta trail, our hike to Fremont saddle took over an hour. At Four o'clock we reached Fremont Saddle. A couple of our hikers were a bit dehydrated and we finally arrived at Peralta TH at 5:30. We 'gotter dun', but we were bushed. The triplog we studied said that it was an 8 mile / 6 hour hike. It may be if we had the route they described. Unfortunately, we never found the description from the triplog. Without a GPS, I'm guessing we went 10 miles in 9 hours.
_____________________
HAZ Member
jameslcox44's
127 Photosets

  2013-12-04
  2013-12-03
  2013-11-30
  2013-10-24
  2013-10-23
  2013-10-17
  2013-05-08
  2013-05-06
  2013-05-01
  2013-04-28
  2013-04-15
  2013-04-11
  2013-04-08
  2013-04-05
  2013-04-02
  2013-04-01
  2013-03-28
  2013-02-21
  2013-02-18
  2013-02-15
1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6,  7  
helpcommentissue

end of page marker