|our campsite looking up into Superstition mountains|
At the base of the Superstition Mountains, created from a volcanic uplift many eons ago. A mine was built near the base by a dutchman named Jacob Wolfe who got lost one day and found gold, hence the name "Lost Dutchman" as the legend tells it.
|Hiking up to the base of the superstions|
Many hiking trails begin at the campground and we are enjoying them. 2,3-5 miles or more. We even tried a mountain bike trail yesterday with our bikes, but had to walk the steep parts out of a sense of self preservtion. ;)
|Geez, he has white legs. must get out more in the sun?|
Below you can see the campground in the distance and Phoenix is beyond the far mountains
It must have rained recently because some of the Brittle bush is blooming
Interesting algae on some of the rocks. Never seen blue Algae before. Lots of green and reds but first time some blue
Looking up into the high Superstitions. you can see the results of volcanic upthrust from a caldera which then has eroded over past 25 million years. Gold and Amethyst have been found in the area. We are standing at about 2100 ft. the top of the peaks is about 4100 ft.
Another view of our campsite tucked amidst the cactus and trees. there seems to be plenty of room and views everywhere. It is QUIET HERE.
Ah, one of the wonderful Arizona sunsets the other night.
Same sunset, now reflected off the side of our home
Temps range from low 40's to 70 but mainly daytime in 60's this time of year. Quite pleasant.
We will remain here 2 weeks until Jan 20 then move to one of the regional parks for a week or so before returning to Tucson area.
- Blessings from the Road