Superstitions Outing


A quick update regarding our December backpacking outing to the Superstition Mountains this weekend.

We will meet at the Troop Shed @ CCC at 7:30am on Saturday morning, Dec 2, and will return midday on Sunday, Dec 3. We will travel to the Peralta Trailhead in the Superstition Mountains east of Mesa, where we will do a moderately easy backpacking trip on the Bluff Springs Trail. The backpacking to the overnight campsite is a relatively short 3.2 miles, to be followed up by a 1 mile each way day hike (no backpacks) to the world’s largest saguaro cactus named 50 in 1. For those needing the Second Class “5-Mile Hike” requirement, this hike will meet that requirement. For those attending Philmont this summer, this is a good hiking and backpacking to help your skills and conditioning between now and June.

Some logistics:

  • Eat breakfast Saturday morning before meeting up at the church.
  • The daytime highs are forecast to be in the low 70’s, fantastic for hiking.
  • The overnight lows are forecast to be in the mid 40’s, so bring layers to keep you warm in the evening and an appropriately rated sleeping bag and sleeping pad. Don’t forget a beanie to keep you noggin warm at night.
  • As is typical with backpacking trips, each person brings their own food. Bring food for lunch and dinner Saturday, and breakfast Sunday. The adults will have jetboils to boil water for freeze dried foods.
  • Bring 5 to 6 liters of water, There will not likely be any water on the trail since it has not rained for so long.
  • If you did not sign up for this outing on SignupGenius, please let Brandon Bollimpalli know you are planning on participating. You can reach Brandon @ 480-688-8240

See you there!