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

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Flora ...

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Fauna ... 

and Roosevelt Dam.

Apology for the lack of photos along the Trail.

All in all, a great experience ...

Goldfield Ghost Town

MFW: Warning: some information posted here may be contrived, fabricated, exaggerated, outright lies, ... or attempted humor.

After The Mining Camp Restaurant Rose and I headed toward The Apache Trail ... until I spotted a rather unusual looking venue called Goldfield Ghost Town. What the hell, I wanted to get some water anyway ... 

Seems somebody rounded up a bunch of old buildings, wagons, mining equipment etc. and built this Western Town.  Turned out to be rather interesting and fun.

Goldfield Ghosttown has a A nice little gift shop and confectionery.

Goldfield Ghosttown 1

Goldfield Ghosttown 2

Below: See that guy standing on the rock? He stood there for 10 minutes, texting somebody - and me without my gun.

Goldfield Ghosttown 3

Below: Local wildlife ...

tarantula 4

Goldfield Ghosttown sign

The water tower ... and vultures ...

goldfield ghosttown water tower and vultures

Below: Goldfield Ghosttown Coffee Cantina and Bakery

Goldfield Ghosttown Coffee Shop and Bakery

Below: Rose resting at the Antique Photography place ...

Goldfield Ghosttown Antique Photography

Below: Yodelling or yawning ??
We'll never know.

Goldfield Ghosttown 4

Below: Goldfield Saloon
What's the difference between a bar and a saloon?
I can walk past a bar.

Goldfield Ghosttown Saloon

scorpion 4

Goldfield Ghosttown 5

Below: Rose at the Goldfield Walmart

Goldfield Ghosttown 6

Below: Rose in front of the Goldfield Bordelo.

Goldfield Ghosttown 7

What's the difference between a bordello and a brothel?
Answer: Who cares? (just kidding)

Below:
Behind the bordello I met Dutch, the town tarantula.

Goldfield Ghosttown 8

Somebody has definitely been feeding Dutch.

Below: Goldfield's Boot Hill is also behind the bordello.
Think about it.

Goldfield Ghosttown 9

Not everybody dies with their boots on.

Below: After the bordello we figured we outta go to church.

Goldfield Ghosttown 10

Twice.

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Below: the big nuggets are stashed out back.

Goldfield Ghosttown 12

Below: At the jailhouse. The possee will never look for me here.

Goldfield Ghosttown 13

Finally ...

Below: Goldfield Ghosttown Bar and Eatery
is an interesting Western style bar with a nice patio deck
and a view of Superstition Mountain.

Goldfield Ghosttown 14

How duz a guy get a drink around here?

Goldfield Ghosttown 15Just sit at the bar.
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Superstition Mountain 7

Next: Apache Trail ...

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