Thursday, March 16, 2023

Silly Mountain

 I woke at 7 o'clock this morning and this time I did not go back to sleep.  Did my brain games and then stepped outside to see what the day will be like.  We had lots of rain last night and this morning there were lots of white and black puffy clouds, but there was some blue in there too.

It was warm enough to sit outside for breakfast.  It was around 11 o'clock that I decided to check out Silly Mountain.  I had Googled trails around the area and this place is nearby.  I wanted to check it out to see if it was a good place to take pictures of the Superstition Mountains and sunrises and sunsets.

Pulled into the parking lot just off Highway 60 and found that it is a very popular place for hikers.  It is leased by the city of Apache Junction and made available to everyone.  Yuma had to be on a leash.

Lots of hikers ahead.

Yuma and I heading up.

It's not really a mountain, but a large hill overlooking the valley.  The views are pretty, but a line of dark clouds were streaming across the valley and surrounding Superstition Mountains.

Path down below.

Family at the top.

Pretty flowers everywhere.

Superstition Mountains

Looking out over the Valley of the Sun!

Heavy dark clouds over the Superstition Mountains.
Late this afternoon, Kay stopped by and we had a happy hour of small talk.  She has such a sense of humor that I'm either laughing or blushing.  
Tonight a cheeseburger and chips for dinner and watched a little TV before calling it a day.  

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Always expressive pictures of the desert, and the clouds add to them.

  2. What a beautiful area all the green and yellow covering the desert floor, so pretty. The clouds really add to the beauty. Great pictures!

    1. Yes it is green and colorful with all the rain we had. Thank you.

  3. I know clouds mean rain, but pictures WITH clouds are SO much prettier.

  4. Very good pics. Love the contrasting colours.


  5. Very pretty pictures. The clouds add an air of mystery. That's a very nice place for a hike.

  6. Beautiful pictures! Funny about Kay! :) Yes looks like a great place to go for a hike!