I would like to host a hike for a small group (15-) on Sunday, March 3, 2013. The trail is unknown to most hikers and isn't depicted on topographical maps. For that reason, the trail is seldom used and is in pristine condition. The trail head is located at the Weavers Needle Vista, information for which can be found here:
The entrance to Weavers Needle Vista is located at the following coordinates:
33° 29' 47.89 " N; -111° 27' 52.36" W. There are no restroom facilities at this location.
The trail length is approximately six miles. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most difficult, I would rate this hike a four. I am not a fitness hiker so I would like to do this as a casual hike. There is a section of the trail where a stability staff (hiking pole) five feet in length (or longer) is recommended due to slide rock on a declining trail section with a gradient of approximately 40% (22.5°). The hike will pass through Hackberry Springs where we can relax and eat a light snack.
I would like to begin the hike after 9:00 AM to avoid hiking with the sun in our eyes since the hike route bearing is ESE at the trail head. I recommend two liters of water (with electrolyte) and trail mix. This hike can last from two to four hours depending on the inclinations of the group members to enjoy nature and hike at a relaxed pace.
I would be happy to provide whatever additional information needed.