Superstition Mountains

During our time in Apache Junction we had the opportunity to take one hike up the Superstition Mountains. It was a tough choice to decide on which trail to take but in the end we had a late start to the day so we decided to take the Hieroglyphic Trail, which is only three miles. We did have some trouble finding the trailhead so here are the GPS coordinates for the parking lot, 33.389756, -111.424666 , in case you want to go hiking there 🙂

Once again the scenery was beautiful!

The creosote bushes are starting to bloom.

Behind us we had great views of Gold Canyon.

I think the trail is a fairly easy hike, although there is a lot of loose gravel and you do have to climb over some rocks at the end.

And once again the desert is starting to bloom and the no-name flowers where very pretty:-)

And then we arrived at the waterfall.

Where we had lunch with a view … this is for you Pam of Oh, The Places You Go 🙂

You can tell it was a fairly easy hike because I’m not wearing my hiking boots and I had no problem.

And we checked out the petroglyphs, which were pretty cool.

After an hour of enjoying the sounds of the waterfall we began our decent back down the trail, which of course involved more pictures of no-name flowers!

Do you see the bee? I don’t know why they keep photo bombing my pictures!

The Ocotillo are all lush with green leaves.

And starting to flower

Until next time …

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