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Miners Needle LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 26 2018
peripatetic
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,750 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   6 Hrs   30 Mns   1.50 mph
1,750 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
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1st trip
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Wanted to take advantage of one of the (likely) last temperate days before the blast furnace commences. The high was 74F so that, with some nice cool breezes, made for really just perfect hiking weather. Lots of folks (especially for a Monday) on the trail coming at us doing the loop in the clockwise direction (I know, right?!). A couple of spry octogenarians from Minnesota/Nebraska on horseback at Whiskey Spring junction. Two separate reported rattlesnake sightings. Left at 10:30AM and returned to TH by 5:00PM with a 30m break for lunch near Crystal Spring. As great a hike as I remember it being, with the many moods and micro-climates of the Superstition wilderness in full effect.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Quite a few Strawberry hedgehog cacti blooms. Very few of the following: Mexican poppies, purple Arizona lupine, Blackfoot daisy, Coursetia glandulosa (Rosary Babybonnets).

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Barks Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
A few small brackish pools.

dry Crystal Spring Dry Dry
No water coming from the pipe.
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