Wednesday, November 16, 2011



Today we were up and at ‘em before the dawn. We were heading over to Apache Junction to meet some friends, Joe, Dan, and Kristi, for a ride around the desert over that way. This beautiful desert with Superstition Mountain looming over it was one of the reasons we knew that sooner or later we were going to have to bring our horses down off the northern range to see this place the best way we know how. It was a beautiful day with just the odd cloud floating by. Nice weather for riding but not so great for taking photos. The above picture was taken today and the one below a few years back, same mountain, different light.

Superstition Mountain

We headed north from the old Ghost Town and just wandered our way across the landscape.

We didn’t linger long in any spot as Joe had us talked into visiting his favourite Italian restaurant in Apache Junction but Brenda, as usual, did have to feed folks, so here is a shot of her doling out some of her fresh baked cookies from her stash.


Everyone except the photographer got a ration, but I guess seeing as how I have eaten a couple of hundred of these oatmeal raisin and peanut cookies over the last few weeks and I have direct access to the mother lode I don’t mind sharing. A FEW!

It was a beautiful ride and to soon we were headed back to the trailers, and passing by the old Goldfield Ghost Town that is in the foreground of the first picture.


Here is the web album with the complete photo story.


  1. Gotta get me some of those cookies! Not sure I could ride some of those trails on the scooter though.......

  2. That is a great area for riding and hiking. We plan to get a few really hikes into that country this coming January/February.

    Nice pix from your ride.

  3. Great photos ~ but now all I can think of is those yummy cookies...
    Have fun & Travel safe

  4. The bluff at sunrise (I assume) is BEAUTIFUL!