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Trifecta - Robbers Roost/Lone Tree/Geronimo Cave Loop

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May 12 7:00AM - 1:00PM

Round 2......This is a combination involving 3 of the most popular hikes in the Superstition Wilderness (Peralta Canyon Trail to Fremont Saddle, Robbers Roost, the Lone Tree, and Geronimo Cave). The hike begins at Peralta Trailhead and follows the canyon bottom, climbing gradually and criss-crossing the normally dry Peralta Creek. We proceed up contour passing 2 small windows and a small cave to Fremont Saddle at appx 2.5 miles. There, we will hike west appx. 1.5 miles to Robbers Roost to visit the hoodoos. Next, we travel back east to the Lone pine and a spectacular view of Weavers Needle. From there we continue appx. 1.5 miles to Geronimo Cave. The Cave Trail has the Devil's Slide. We will continue trail blazing to Bluff Springs Trail and then return to the parking area. We will take breaks along the way to regroup and snack.

NOTE: This is an appx. 11 mile hike and there is some crawling and route-finding. There is slight exposure to heights around the hoodoos and the cave. The hike will take between 5-6 hours depending on speed and skill level of the group. I love animals, but would suggest leaving the 4 leggers at home for this one.

Please read the hike descriptions in the links below, as they contain specific information about mileage, difficulty, road conditions, elevation gain, and other important details that will be beneficial to know prior to your hike. Any other questions, just ask!

https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=1422
https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=561
https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=24

PLEASE NOTE: Expect a busy trailhead. Parking can be tight. There is an overflow lot just back a ways from the trailhead if the need arises so please arrive early if possible. Carpool if you can, please, and don't forget to give your driver/volunteers a few bucks for their good efforts.

SUGGESTED CARPOOL LOCATION: 6:00 AM at the Home Depot at Power and US 60. Go east on the Superstition Freeway (US 60) to Superstition Springs Blvd. exit 187. Take that exit, turn right and go 1/2 mile east, across Power Road. Then turn left, toward Home Depot, at the second driveway. Park in the southwest corner of the lot, behind Burger King. The Home Depot address is 6838 E Superstition Springs Blvd., Mesa, AZ 85208.

Other carpool arrangements and spots can be made by agreement. Just use the "Comments" section to make a suggestion to your fellow hikers!

Please state whether you will be at the carpool spot or, in the alternative, whether you will meet at the trailhead. This helps me and your fellow hikers. You are responsible for yourself in this regard. There is no guarantee that anyone will be at the suggested carpool location. If no one has indicated they will be at the carpool location, please consider proceeding to the trailhead.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please be aware that I live in Globe and will be meeting at the trailhead so coordinate car pooling between your fellow hikers accordingly. The hike will start promptly at 7 am.

PERALTA TRAILHEAD LOCATION: From Phoenix, travel east on US 60 to Peralta Road which is just east of mile post 204, and turn north on Peralta Road (a well marked, stop-lighted intersection). The road is paved, but becomes gravel after about one mile. It is well graded and traveled by many cars, but SUV are preferable. Take this road until it ends (about 7.2 miles from the US 60), at the well marked Peralta Trailhead parking lot. Please note: At the fork several miles into the Peralta Road, follow the sign for the trailhead, and take it left up the hill.

The forest service imposes a 15 hiker limit on all Superstition Wilderness hikes.

Anything else:

- bring lots of water (recommend at least 3 liters)
- nutritious snacks
- hat & good footwear
- sunscreen & camera
- a sense of adventure.

How to find us:Look for the gathering group of hikers in the parking lot.

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