From the moment we stepped to the trailhead, I started snapping pictures of the beautiful mountain rising up above us.
Had to get the great panoramic view from the trailhead.
As we navigated the canyon, we were climbing the entire way. Here is a look up the canyon.
Beautiful look back down the canyon where we cam from. Yeah cant see the cars, thats a lot of climbing lol.
Here you can see some of the crazy rock formations we have here in AZ. That rock looks like a tiny little push and its rolling off and down the canyon.
And the goal for the entire hike, Weavers Needle! As you come to the top of the climb, you cant see anything until you hit the top and then you get this view. Completely awesome!!
Last shot is back up the canyon once we were back at the trailhead. Much different look once the sun is up and blazing on the trail.
Here is the low down on the trek. I was concerned with the new trail and running buddies endurance with the elevation gain so we hiked the entire trail. Distance to the saddle ended up being about 2.5 miles so the entire trip was 5 miles out and back. Elevation gain was slow and gradual but ended up being some killer elevation. Total elevation gain was just under 1500 feet of elevation gain.
Well that was it, the famous Weavers Needle. Definitely a great sight and understandable why so many photographs are taken. Next goal is to run to the Needle iteself. Now that I am more familiar with the trail, that will be a trek in the next few weeks.
When was the last time you had a destination on your run and ended up completely in awe at the run goal??