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Miners Needle Loop & Bluff Spring Mtn, AZ
mini location map2019-04-13
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Miners Needle Loop & Bluff Spring Mtn, AZ 
Miners Needle Loop & Bluff Spring Mtn, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 13 2019
DixieFlyer
Hiking12.40 Miles 2,829 AEG
Hiking12.40 Miles   6 Hrs   2 Mns   2.54 mph
2,829 ft AEG   1 Hour   9 Mns Break
 
1st trip
With the weather being relatively cool, I decided to do another hike in the Supes. This hike was basically the Miners Needle Loop with an out-and-back hike to the summit of Bluff Spring Mountain via the Ely-Anderson trail.

We started and ended the hike at the Peralta TH, which is at the end of Peralta Road in Gold Canyon. We did the loop clockwise by going out on the Bluff Springs Trail and coming back on the Dutchman Trail. Just before the Bluff Spring Trail ends at the Dutchman Trail, we made a left on the unsigned Ely-Anderson Trail and took it near the summit; the last 1/4 mile or so the summit was off-trail.

The vegetation on the summit had really grown a lot since I was up here last back in late January. There was lots of fairy duster ane owl clover in bloom up on the mountain. I thought that the views at the summit were awesome, and were better than I remembered them being from my prior trip.

There were lots of flowers still blooming along the hike. Water in the washes is just about gone now though.
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There were lots and lots of flowers blooming, including: Hedgehog cactus, brittlebush, ocotillo, globemallow, owl clover, fairy duster, lupine, dudleya, and others that I can't remember at the moment
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