Robert has offered to host this interesting trek in the Superstition Mountains. Thank you Robert!
I would like to host a hike for a small group on Sunday, March 24, 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 GPS coordinates:
33° 29' 47.89 " N; -111° 27' 52.36" W. There are no restroom facilities at this location.
The trail length is approximately four-six miles depending on the inclinations of the participants. 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), trail mix, sun block and a hat since the UV level will be high for that time of day. 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.
Directions from Phoenix as provided by the link above: