- On November 10, 2015
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The Superstition Mountains to the east of Phoenix contain some of the most interesting hiking trails I’ve experienced. Depending on the time of year, you may be exploring dry desert, green scrub, or fields of wildflowers.
This past month, I did a bit of hiking on the trails at First Water, to the north of the Superstition Moutains, not to far from Lost Dutchman State Park. According to legend, there is a rich gold mine hidden in this area. The location is generally believed to be in the Superstition Mountains, near Apache Junction, east of Phoenix. Hiking here, depending on the time of year, can be a bit dagerous as each year people search for the lost mine – and there are news stories every year where hikers get lost, and in some cases, have died on the search..
Fortunately, fall is a great time to hike this area. Especially if you also bring a GPS reciever to avoid that getting-lost problem. The afternoon I hiked this – we had a bit of rain hit – and this image is the view looking toward the Four Peaks mountains right after the rain cleared. Made for some beautiful clouds and wonderful light!
You can find this image at Fine Art America, as well as here on the Pono Images website. Enjoy!