The Apache Trail and Superstition Mountain … Part 3

19 Nov

The Apache Trail

Apache Trail 4

Finally … we arrive at end of the trail – The Apache Trail.

This is rugged country. The Apache Trail is billed as a “scenic drive”, but I’m sure there are folks who might challenge that. So if this kind of hilly desert country isn’t your cup of tea, and the slow (often only going 5 or 10 miles an hour) drive for three hour (or more) over a gravel road that it pretty rough in places, then you might want to do something else. But we braved it … and it was pretty good.

Below: a sketch of the topography.

Apache Trail Map 2

Below: a bit more detail of local sights.

Apache Trail Map 3

Apache Trail 5

Flora …

Apache Trail 7

Fauna … 

and Roosevelt Dam.

Apology for the lack of photos along the Trail.

All in all, a great experience …

4 Responses to “The Apache Trail and Superstition Mountain … Part 3”

  1. Teepee12 November 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    This brings back some great memories of our trip to Arizona. Love your pictures.

    • jcalberta November 20, 2013 at 11:59 am #

      i have to say it’s a wondrous place with many adventures. never get tired of visiting here.

  2. Rick November 19, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    Did you find the Lost Dutchman’s Mine?

    • jcalberta November 20, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

      many legends and tales surrounding that. i wonder if someone didn’t find it, but neglected to tell anyone. go figure.
      otherwise another legend is that the native Shaman have protected/hidden it with wards. ??
      or that it never existed at all.
      we’ve all got that glint in our eye, but the only thing i can say for sure is there’s been plenty of gold made off the legend,

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