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There are lots of hoodoos in the Superstition Mountains.
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It's been 2 or 3 weeks since it rained, but there was still water flowing in the canyon.  Listening to the flowing water as I hiked was very soothing.
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I wanted to avoid HDR images, but the late afternoon winter sun made that difficult.
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This mountain shows up in several of my pictures as I climb.
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Some hoodoos have strange shapes.
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There are two people and a dog over there.  They had been rock climbing.
This raven welcomed me to Fremont Saddle.
Weaver's Needle.
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Picketpost Mountain is visible in the distance, and the town of Superior is barely visible to it's left.
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The Raven kept an eye on me.
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Superior shows up better in this photo.
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The trail crossed this stream several times.
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I was in a hurry to get back to the trailhead before sunset, so I didn't take many pictures on the way down.
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A small hiker lost a shoe on the trail.
The parking lot is almost empty now.
Saguaro cacti silhouetted against the dusk.
Peralta Canyon, Jan 10 2009
Art
Author: Art (ID: 1009)
Posted: 2009-01-11 17:00 GMT+00:00
Mileage: 7.26 km
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The Peralta Canyon trail is probably the most popular trail in the Superstition Mountains. The parking lot at the trailhead was almost full. I got a late start so the canyon was in shadow.

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There are lots of hoodoos in the Superstition Mountains.
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It's been 2 or 3 weeks since it rained, but there was still water flowing in the canyon. Listening to the flowing water as I hiked was very soothing.
IMG_3157
IMG_3159
IMG_3165_3_4
I wanted to avoid HDR images, but the late afternoon winter sun made that difficult.
IMG_3167
IMG_3168
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This mountain shows up in several of my pictures as I climb.
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IMG_3172
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Some hoodoos have strange shapes.
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IMG_3178
IMG_3180
IMG_3182
IMG_3184
IMG_3185
IMG_3186
IMG_3187
IMG_3188
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There are two people and a dog over there. They had been rock climbing.
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This raven welcomed me to Fremont Saddle.
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Weaver's Needle.
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Picketpost Mountain is visible in the distance, and the town of Superior is barely visible to it's left.
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IMG_3231_29_30
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The Raven kept an eye on me.
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IMG_3259_7_8
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Superior shows up better in this photo.
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IMG_3268_6_7
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The trail crossed this stream several times.
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I was in a hurry to get back to the trailhead before sunset, so I didn't take many pictures on the way down.
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A small hiker lost a shoe on the trail.
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The parking lot is almost empty now.
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Saguaro cacti silhouetted against the dusk.
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