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2010 Peralta hike to Fremont Saddle & above for view of Weavers Needle
Timestamp Free: 2020.04.04 - 23:07:38
Ranges: North America Ranges
  (1 days)     Elevation Gain: 452m
Participants: Cliff Jennings, Zoe
Difficulty: 2: Easy except for the scramble above Fremont Saddle
Headed up the well established Peralta Springs trail to Fremont Saddle then climbed above Fremont Saddle for a better view.
This was my first hike up the spectacular Peralta Springs Trail. I repeated with John Rose in 2013, but with the Cave Trail as a return: 2013 Peralta & Cave Trail Hike (Weavers Needle from Fremont Saddle) The only problem with that later trip with John Rose was that due to a major dust storm in the Greater Phoenix area the long distance views were not very clear.

[photo]PeraltaHike01.jpg[caption]Peralta Hike 01 (Dacite Cliffs)[/photo] These cliffs are visible as you drive into the trailhead parking.

[photo]PeraltaHike03.jpg[caption]Peralta Hike 03 (lupine)[/photo] The wildflowers were in full bloom.

[photo]PeraltaHike07.jpg[caption]Peralta Hike 07 (Indian Paintbrush)[/photo] Indian Paintbrush is one of the more prolific plants it's common in British Columbia to the Yukon Territories wherever any moisture is found.

[photo]PeraltaHike16.jpg[caption]Peralta Hike 16 (Cliff, Zoey & pinnacles)[/photo]

[photo]PeraltaHike17.jpg[caption]Peralta Hike 17 (Cliff & Weavers Needle)[/photo] The first good view of Weaver's Needle.

[photo]PeraltaHike19.jpg[caption]Peralta Hike 19 (leaning rocks)[/photo]

[photo]PeraltaHike22.jpg[caption]Peralta Hike 22 pan (pinnacles)[/photo] Looking back at the hikers on Fremont Saddle. On my way back, I scrambled up to just below the upper pinnacles by following the smooth rock on the left.

[photo]PeraltaHike23.jpg[caption]Peralta Hike 23 (Weavers Needle)[/photo] Weaver's Needle from Fremont Saddle. After this I followed the skyline to just above the lone Juniper Pine.
  [photo]PeraltaHike29.jpg[caption]Peralta Hike 29 (Weavers Needle & Zoey near geocache)[/photo] Zoe looking for the geocache (think she found the remains of somebody's...

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