NOTE – Keep in mind that we took this hike and these pictures represent the trail as we saw it in December, 2009. The trail may have changed a bit since them and some of the flora may no longer be exactly where we are reporting, but this is a good representation of things you may find along the way. Perhaps you will find even more intriguing highlights.
Of course the large rock formations and mountains will remain largely unchanged.
The Peralta Trail Payoff
This view is what I call the “payoff” for hiking uphill along the Peralta Trail. A bit more than two miles along the trail, hikers will come to the Fremont Saddle. For those who don’t know, a mountain’s saddle is generally a flatter piece of land between two mountains, or two rises of a single mountain, which often provides a wide area for sitting, resting, etc.
The vista from the saddle is a startling view of Weavers Needle. For those who don’t suspect what is coming, it can be awesome as it rises up just over the horizon and comes into view as you push upward onto the saddle.
You can read more specifically about Weaver’s Saddle – HERE
Read more about the Peralta Trail HERE.
Previous posts and photographs in the Peralta Trail series in chronological order:
- Trailhead – Posted June 3, 2017
- Trail Sign – Posted June 4, 2017
- Rugged Terrain – Posted June 5, 2017
- Hands Up Saguaro – Posted June 6, 2017
- Mountains beckon hikers to travel upward – Posted June 18, 2017
- Window Rocl – Posted June 19, 2017
- Mountains in the distance – Posted June 20, 2017
- More rock formations – Posted June 21, 2017
- Interesting rock formations abound along the Peralta Trail – Posted June 21, 2017
- Saguaros appear along the trail – Posted June 23, 2017
- Human-like Rock Formation Posted June 24,, 2017
- Looking back down the trail – Posted June 25, 2017
- Another picturesque “window rock” – June 26, 2017
*All photographs Copyright by Jeffrey B. Ross with all rights reserved.