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Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 01 2015
War247
Hiking7.10 Miles 1,440 AEG
Hiking7.10 Miles   3 Hrs   45 Mns   1.89 mph
1,440 ft AEG
 
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My hiking partner bailed... again. I need to find a more consistent hiking buddy, lol.

The road leading up to the trailhead was super muddy. I was sliding around quite a bit in my little cobalt and thought I almost got myself stuck once when I had to slow down.

Got to the trailhead around 8:40, there was still plenty of parking. Signed the guest log at 8:45 and headed up to Fremont Saddle with Diesel. The weather was beautiful, if not a tad bit humid. There were pools along the trail, and I heard a pretty good water flow somewhere a few times on the way up. I only passed 2-3 hikers on the way up. Once I made it to Fremont Saddle I took a quick break and appreciated the incredible view of Weaver's Needle.

Once I had soaked up enough of the view I headed around to have lunch under the Lone Pinyon. It was my first time heading there, but the trail leading there was pretty easy to follow. Diesel and I ate lunch with an even better view of the Needle. I stayed for 20 or 30 minutes to appreciate the quiet and the solitude.. I wouldn't have much more of it on the way down.

The way back down to the trailhead was very busy as usual. I ran into a lot of hikers, many with unleashed and untrained dogs. Someone's unleashed Pit Bull charged Diesel, thankfully the dog's owner and I were able to break it up before it escalated too much. He seemed pretty apologetic but, I didn't feel like exchanging 'pleasantries' and went on my way. I could hear the women with him telling him "No, he just wanted to play." Another older women had some small fluffy dog, she asked if Diesel was friendly so they could say hello. Diesel sat like a good boy as they approached, but her dog decided he wanted to try to tear D's face off instead. The owner laughed and exclaimed "Aw she wants to play!". I wanted to suggest she put her hand between her snarling dog and Diesel, then see if she still thought her dog was playing. But I just smiled and headed on my way instead. I heard some sounds of dogs fighting behind me later, I hope everyone was OK.

My mood was pretty soured by the time I got back to the trailhead, what with all the butt head dogs on the trail. Other than that, another incredible day in the Superstitions. I don't think I'll bring Diesel along anymore on Peralta though.
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