Weather: 67°, overcast, wind, rain threatening
About this hike: First time in over a year at Superstition. Dark clouds covered the mountain as we drove east along 202. Driving thru Mesa, a few rain drops began hitting the windshield. Brought back chilling memories to the first time I ever attempted (unsuccessfully) to climb Superstition. Rain changing to graupel/snow ended that hike early.
Yesterday turned out being a little better weather-wise. The clouds eventually gave way to some sunshine. I don't think the temperature ever made it over 70 degrees, which is fine for a very vertical hike. The wind, on the other hand, could've been a little less.
I didn't take the time, but we made the Flatiron rim in less than two hours. Every time I visit Superstition Mountain I'm reminded what an otherworldly, truly beautiful place this is, only a 40 mile drive from Phoenix. I really need to visit more than once a year...