The main part is a mitten with the thumb separate
from the other fingers. All around the base of the mitten are rock
decorations – brightly colored boulders eroded into fantastic shapes.
A dozen people signed up for the joint outing with the Sierra Club and
the Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club. We took the express route on this
scenic walk between First Water and Peralta trailheads.
Highlights included world class views of Weaver’s Needle and the
Superstition Ridgeline, colorful Palomino Mountain, the patchwork of
East Boulder Canyon, and historic Pinion Camp as we made our
There was no auto shuttle. The two parties hiked in opposite directions
and met near Palomino Mountain for lunch and exchange of car keys.
Dan Varner and Doug Hawkins led their hikers and three dogs south from
First Water, while Ted Tenny led his hikers north from Peralta.