The Superstition Mountains are a range of mountains in Arizona located to the east of the Phoenix Metropolitan area. They are anchored by Superstition Mountain, a large mountain that is a popular recreation destination for residents of the Phoenix, Arizona area.
Legend says that a German immigrant called Jacob Waitz discovered a gold mine in the Superstition Wilderness. Only at his deathbed that he revealed it’s location to Julia Thomas in 1891.
I was lucky enough to visit the Superstition Mountains with my aunt Claudine, her husband John and their two kids Gregory and Andrew on Saturday, March 30 just as the spring has started to bloom!
We hiked on the treasure loop for a bit less than two hours. The hike was a tough one, it was gradually steep, and the weather was around 90 degrees Fahrenheit; we almost melted. The kids were tired, yet they had an adventurous spirit.
Flowers had started to bloom, and all around was yellow!
Did you know that a cactus takes between 70 and 90 years to grow an arm?!
Gregory and John ahead of us on the mountain.
All of us hiking down treasure loop, John took our pictures.
Gregory ahead of us!
After finishing our hike, we treated ourselves with delicious burgers at the Saloon of Ghost Town.