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Nov. 11, 2008 Spicules, Spines and Spurs on the Black Mesa Loop

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On November 9 (Sunday) I decided to hike the 9 mile Black Mesa Loop Trail in the Superstition Mountains nearby.

I start the hike at the First Water Trailhead after driving Regina's Prius through 2.5 miles of very rugged, washboard gravelly dirt road. There were about 7 cars and trucks at the lot. The trailhead, despite it's name, begins on the SECOND Water Trail and makes a 9 mile loop through the Superstitions. My route would take me along the loop going in a clockwise fashion....

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