Today we hiked the Peralta Trail to Fremont Pass, then continued on to the “lone pine tree” overlook.
On this hike I carried a new toy, a Suunto GPS Track Pod, which records your movement and which you then download to give a report of your hike. Below is some of the output describing our hike today.
This is a fairly aggressive ascent, but the trail is well routed so the grade is mostly quite gradual so less tiring than the numbers might suggest.
The bulk of the hike is inside Peralta Canyon, a beautiful environment of steep walls, hoodoos, and a variety of vegetation. Here is an assortment of scenes on the trip to the pass.
The real payoff of this hike is the views at the pass, especially the signature formation of the Superstition interior, Weavers Needle. Here a couple shots from today.
Finally, a note about hiking safety, especially proper attire and strong footwear.
The uncertain footing on these backcountry trails can instantly turn into a twisted ankle, a slip on an incline, or any number of other serious injuries.
With that in mind, how many of you guys noticed that this hiker, rather than sturdy boots, was wearing tennis shoes!