Thursday, March 1, 2018 – Location: Superstition Mountains near Apache Junction, Arizona
Last night’s rising moon near Superstition Mountain. Tonight I’ll catch it sooner.
This morning, I woke up to a sun already high in the sky. Must have been tired from yesterday’s long road trip. Going to be a beautiful day with full sun and warming temperatures.
Decided to hike the area near the RV today. Not quite ready for an attack on Superstition Mountain. Sure tomorrow will be perfect for that.
There’s a huge boulder sticking up out of the ground about a mile and a half from here, so that is where Deb, Riley, Yuma and I headed to check out. Warming up nicely and the skies were bright blue.
The road to get to anywhere around here are just rough. Not sure I would even want to drive my Jeep on these trails. Very bumpy.
Between us and the boulder was a large flat ravine with with a number of high ATV trails leading down to it and then up the other side. Very hard to walk down and up because of the loose gravel everywhere.
This Saguaro Cactus has been around a long time and seen a lot of changes in this area. Look at all the arms.
Yuma had to show off and climb up the boulder. I was trying to get up there, but had a tough time, so Yuma waited patiently for me.
While climbing towards the top, I could hear voices in the distance. At first I thought it was Deb and Riley, but then I could see four horse riders riding past. Sound carries in this dry air.
Not long before they were going over the hill and disappearing from sight.
Beautiful and rough terrain as I look around.
There’s Deb and Riley (On a long and lonesome highway…. ) wondering where Yuma and I disappeared to.
Lots of ATV and Jeep trails around the whole area. You can tell this is BLM land.
Looking back we could see a Jeep heading up and out of the ravine we just walked through heading towards the boulder.
After our hike, Yuma and I cleaned house and did dishes. Around three, we went over to Deb and Riley’s for lunch and then sat around enjoying the afternoon till time to wrap up and begin our blogs. Very nice day!
Still almost missed the moon rising again. But caught it a little earlier thanks to Deb texting me to get up from my blog writing and go out and look. I think I caught the essence of Superstition Mountain in this photo.