Scenic USA - Arizona

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Superstition's Crosscut Trail

Superstition's Crosscut Trail

Photo by Rob Jones
Wilderness Vagabond

     Arizona's Valley of the Sun takes in the state's capital, Phoenix and surrounding cities. The valley is wrapped in mountain ranges, and in particular, the spooky and legendary Superstition Mountains. Just 40 miles to the east of Phoenix is the Lost Dutchman State Park and Tonto National Forrest's Superstition Wilderness. The Superstitions have long been the subject of tall tales, Indian lore and stories of the Lost Dutchman's Mine.
     Once sacred ground of the Apache, it is now opened with wilderness trails lined with Sonoran Desert plants, wild animals and 3,000 foot jagged mountain peaks. Pictured here is a view along the Crosscut Trail. The far from cuddly Teddy Bear Cholla, or Jumping Cholla in the foreground, begs for attention, and destined to attach to some part of your hiking attire.


 

 

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