Hackberry Spring – Photo Hike (SP)

GENERAL HIKE INFORMATION
Date:Feb 17, 2021Destination:Hackberry Spring - Photo Hike - SP
Level:SPArea:Superstition Mtns
Approx Hike Distance in Miles:2.5Hike Leader:Martha Scott
Low to High Elevation Gain:120Hike Leader Phone:520-840-8868
Accum Elevation Gain in Feet:N/AHike Leader Email Address:mascott75@icloud.com
Departure Time - Union Center Parking Lot:8:00Please arrive 15 minutes early. & sign in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved Miles:2Park entry fee per vehicle:No
Road Conditions:FairURL for Reference Info:N/A
High Clearance Vehicle Req'd?SuggestedTrailhead GPS Coordinates:

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep side drop-offs:NoSteep trail:
No
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty:EasyWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
This SPECIAL out and back hike will focus on landscape photography. Roger Degler, a professional photographer, will accompany the group to assist all hikers with the composition of their photographs. This is not a lesson on how to use a camera or cell phone, but how to capture the beautiful cactus and rockery in the area with whatever device you use to take pictures. This hike is for the photo enthusiasts. Roger’s work can be seen at AZsunsets.blogspot.com. Bring water, a snack, and a camera or phone for your pictures. Limit of 8 hikers.
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD:
If you think you might be driving, please print and bring these directions with you.
  • Take Felix Rd north to Arizona Farms Rd., turn right
  • Turn left (north) on AZ 79.
  • Turn left onto Hwy 60 West toward Phoenix.
  • Follow Hwy 60 to Exit 199, Old West Hwy.
  • Stay right on Goldfield Rd for 3 miles, left on Lost Dutchman then right on Apache Trail (route 88) for 3.3 miles.
  • Turn right on First Water Trailhead Rd. Continue for approximately 2 miles to the Horse Trailer parking lot on the left side of the road. If you reach First Water trailhead at the end of the road, you have gone too far.