The weather couldn’t have been better for this nine-mile
hike in the beautiful Superstition Mountain wilderness.
It was cold in the early morning but quickly warmed up by the
time we got to Miner’s Needle.
The trail took us on a wide swing around Miner’s Needle
that allowed us to view most sides of it.
We crossed over Whiskey saddle where we started our decent to
the base of Bluff Spring mountain.
We had lunch at the base of the mountain in a scenic wash.
The next mile was in a canyon as we headed toward
Weaver’s Needle, which peeked over the ridge.
The canyon turned south where we started a slow ascent that
afforded us great views of Weaver’s Needle.
When we reached the top of the west wall of this canyon, we had
great views of not only the needle, but of the large expanses
of desert and mountain country surrounding us.
The last mile of trail was a steep decent to Peralta
Trailhead where we had parked our cars.