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Miners Needle Loop - Bluff Spring Mtn, AZ
mini location map2020-03-07
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Miners Needle Loop - Bluff Spring Mtn, AZ 
Miners Needle Loop - Bluff Spring Mtn, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2020
DixieFlyer
Hiking12.90 Miles 2,884 AEG
Hiking12.90 Miles   6 Hrs   29 Mns   2.47 mph
2,884 ft AEG   1 Hour   16 Mns Break
 
I was wanting to go check out the wildflowers in the Supes, and since I like the views atop Bluff Spring Mountain I decided to do this hike again.

The hike was basically the Miners Needle Loop in a CW direction, with a sidetrip up to Bluff Spring Mountain on the Ely-Anderson Trail.

There was a good wildflower display throughout the hike -- it was better at the lower elevations than higher up. The flower show will continue to improve in the coming days I think.

We got to the TH about 6:30, and there were plenty of parking spaces. We did not see anyone on the hike until we started back to the TH on the Dutchman Trail. The weather was about perfect, although it was getting a bit warm on the way back -- fortunately there was a nice breeze blowing.

We saw the Peralta Rock on the Bluff Springs Trail -- this was the first time that I had seen it.

This hike is a good one -- I enjoy the views atop Bluff Spring Mountain, particularly of Peak 5057 and Weavers Needle.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
There were quite a few wildflowers to be seen: brittlebush, lupine, blue dicks, globemallow, poppies, fairy dusters, and owl clover, among others.
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