Thursday, March 14, 2013

What a Hike!

Wednesday, we hiked to Fremont Saddle in the Superstition Mountains. Although it isn't a really long hike--a little over 2 miles one way--it is by far the most difficult hike we have been on this year. The trail is steep and very rocky. My hips and thigh muscles are still unhappy this evening. But we are so glad we went. This is the third time we have hiked this trail. Last year, we didn't because of my knee issues. This year it was on our bucket list of things we wanted to do while here. And we did it! In fact, we both felt it was easier than we had remembered.

The scenery is so interesting. There are lots of volcanic rock outcroppings.

This yucca isn't unusual, but it is interesting.

There were lots of wildflowers on the hillsides.

The trail was busy. This is Spring break, so we saw families with children and grandchildren, as well as college students. This gives a whole new outlook on taking your dog for a walk.

You may not be able to make it out in this photo, but there are rocks in the holes in the prickly pear pads. Did they get there naturally, or by human intervention?

So, why did we put our 70-year-old bodies through this test? It was to get this great view of Weaver's Needle. And it was worth it.

1 comment:

  1. That's one of my favorite hikes. Great shot of Weaver's Needle.