National Margarita Day on Peralta Trail

Since margaritas are made with tequila which is a fine product of Mexico, a small group of us (me, Dick, Judy, and Laurie) decided to hike the Peralta trail to Fremont Pass in honor of National Margarita Day.  (The Peraltas were from Mexico.)

Actually, I just made that up, but we didn’t want to climb Picacho which was the featured hike yesterday, so we made the trip to Fremont Pass instead.

We’ve had some snow on the Superstitions this past week, and we hoped this might add an extra dimension to the hike.


I’ve reported this route here a few times already, so I’ll just post a few scenes.

There was a fair amount of haze in the valleys, so I tried a few shots to get that “layered mountain” effect, but none turned out really crisp.



Weavers Needle is always impressive from the saddle.  Scattered clouds cast interesting shadows, and the view changes almost moment-to-moment.  Some partly cloudy day I’d like to do about a 4 hour time-lapse of this scene.



Not as much snow as we hoped, but there was some left up at the pass.  Our snowman looks a little cockeyed, but my Minnesota neighbor Joanne Hackenmueller thinks he may have been celebrating Margarita Day too.


This is always a fun hike.  A decent physical workout, and some of the best scenery in the Supes.

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3 Responses to National Margarita Day on Peralta Trail

  1. Laurie says:

    If I had known it was National Margarita Day, Hans, I would have filled one of my water bottles with margaritas instead of water! Might not have been so cold if I”d been drinking that instead of water! 🙂 Great, great hike – thanks! Laurie


  2. carolyn says:

    Your first picture of this grouping would make a fantastic jig saw puzzle of about 1500 pieces.


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