Bluff Springs Loop


This is an aggressive hike, about 9 miles, which always draws a good attendance.  The route (see my description for January last year) is a mix of a long lazy flat stroll along the front of the Superstitions, then a leg stretching ascent around behind Miners Needle, then great views of the interior, Weavers Needle, Barks Canyon, Peralta Canyon, and finally a long-horizon view of Barkley Basin as you descend “Cardiac Hill”.

Here are some scenes from our hike over this route on Friday.

Leaving the trailhead you get a good view up Peralta Canyon in your rear-view mirror.

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Here (below) the front of the Superstion range stretches eastward.  Miners needle is the prominent peak right of the photo center.

 

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An old saguaro seems to hold it’s arms in surrender.

 

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Here is the eye of Miners Needle, and a plane flies over the moon.

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I was told that if you squint just right, this is a baby elephant.

 

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The obligatory view of Weavers Needle!

 

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2 Responses to Bluff Springs Loop

  1. Deb says:

    Nice, I especially like the moon over the needle and the baby elephant 🙂

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  2. Laurie says:

    Love the Weavers Needle with the tall Century plant

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