It's time to go hiking! There are lots of trails near the Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction. The moonlight hike we went on earlier started inside Lost Dutchman State Park and required a $7 entrance fee. But if you go just past the park, and turn on First Water Road, there are lots of free beautiful trailheads.
This hike started about a half mile up the road at Crosscut Trailhead. Lots of beautiful cactus, and even a few flowers.
On the way back, you get a view of Four Peaks Mountain in the distance.
Just west of Apache Junction is an interesting sign on the Usury Mountains. There's quite a story behind it. Back in the 1950s, a pilot named Charlie Merritt was looking for a project for his Boy Scout troup. He decided that transient pilots needed a navigational aid to find Phoenix, then located far to the West.
I found this old cartoon from 1956 that tells the whole story.
On Wednesday, Phil and I went back to Superstition Skies to see our favorite band, Brant and Kerry, who play there from 5-8. We met up with Sandie and Jim of "Where Are the Dixons Today?" They are a really fun couple and we're planning to meet up again next Wednesday. Anybody want to join us?
I couldn't resist putting in another clip of B&K.