This is the same place we stayed for about 3 weeks last winter and is a a great spot to be. It is a rough road for about half a mile but is worth it as the spot amongst the cactus is second to none.
We love the think that the legends surrounding the mountain are real and that the mother load of gold is still up there somewhere. According to the legend, a German immigrant named Jacob Waltz discovered a mother lode of gold in the Superstition Wilderness and revealed its location on his deathbed in Phoenix in 1891 to Julia Thomas, a boarding-house owner who had taken care of him for many years. Several mines have been claimed to be the actual mine that Waltz discovered, but none of those claims have been verified.
Some Apaches believe that the hole leading down into the lower world, or hell, is located in the Superstition Mountains. Winds blowing from the hole are supposed to be the cause of severe dust storms in the Phoenix region. We just like to hang around here and watch all the people scamper up and down the mountain as they try to live the legend.
After we got settled we took Charlie for a long walk just to check out the old spots. I think he remembers this spot by all the prickly things hanging around.
After the walk, I took a little time to install a new power bar that we picked up at Lowes yesterday. This one has USB ports built into it.
Susan couldn't resist a sunset picture looking west toward Phoenix. Arizona has some of the best sunsets around. This will be a great place to spend a few days visiting Sues Aunt and waiting for our Manitoba friends who are en-route, to arrive in the next couple days.
Our view tonight.