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Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 24 2014
AZLumberjack
Hiking4.90 Miles 1,440 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   3 Hrs   18 Mns   1.48 mph
1,440 ft AEG
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Going to go out and celebrate Christmas Eve tonight so we thought we might as well get in a hike beforehand so we didn't feel so guilty after a couple of social brewskies with the family later tonight. Mike hasn't been to Peralta Trail yet so this was the perfect opportunity to introduce him to the trail and the views from the saddle.

I was pleasantly surprised to find only a few hikers on the trails as we ascended through the lush canyons. The Monsoon and rains that followed, were good to the plant life along the trail, making it difficult in places to walk between the heavy foliage. The temps were cool at the start but before long, we were shedding layers as the sun was rising above the canyon wall. The occasional cool breeze from high above us felt refreshing. :)

Once at the Saddle, we paused for the obligatory photos of the Needle, sitting off in the distance under a clear and cloudless Arizona sun...I don't think I'll ever tire of that view :D After a short pause we turned around and headed back down the trail which was now filling with echoes of groups of hikers on their way up :? I think the downward trek was slower than the uptrek because we were constantly waiting for the upward groups to pass through....kids, dogs, more kids, mom's & dad's and more dogs. Sure glad we started when we did.

Soon we were back at the trailhead and stowing our gear in the truck while having a conversation with Lou from the Forest Service. On the way back on Peralta Road, it was much to nice a day to hurry home so we stopped at the Carney Spring Trailhead to take in a long look at the Superstitions while we relaxed with a cool one and some salted-in-the-shell peanuts.

Merry Christmas to everyone at HAZ, it's great to be out in the Superstitions :y:
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Autumn Foliage Observation Isolated
The Willows in the wash beside the parking lot are a golden yellow right now
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On every trip into the Superstitions, I find another Gold Mine. Today the mine was filled with Memories. I can not wait for the next trip.
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