Superstition Mountain ~ Apache Trail, Arizona by Kimberly Chadwick

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Superstition Mountain ~ Apache Trail, Arizona by 

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RedBubble’s Arizona Groups Field Trip!
Apache Trail, AZ
Canon Powershot sx10is using a circular polarizing filter.

Superstition Mountain (Yavapai: Wikchsawa) is located immediately east of the Phoenix metropolitan area in Arizona. It anchors the west end of the Superstition Wilderness. Although its precise origin is debated by geologists, many believe that the mountain was formed from volcanic activity as far back as 25 million years ago. The ash and basalt composed mountain was eroded by the elements to give it the unique form it has today,1 creating the prominent landmark and popular recreation destination in the region.

The mountain is located near Apache Junction and Gold Canyon, Arizona, easily accessible from U.S. Route 60 and State Route 88. It is a popular three season (fall, winter, spring) hiking area. Afternoon temperatures from June to September are usually in the range of 100 to 115°F near the mountain. Day hikers often frequent the mountain during cooler months. The Lost Dutchman State Park is located on the western side of the mountain and includes hiking trails to notable formations such as the Praying Hands and the Flatiron.2 The Peralta Trail, on the southern side of the mountain, traverses Fremont Saddle and descends into the wilderness to the east of the mountain.

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  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, beautiful capture, you locked out with those cool looking clouds to set it off. Very nice my dear!

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertover 4 years ago

    Lucked out!! sorry about that! I forgot to use my spell check!

  • I ? Spell check! You don’t know just how lucky I was! It was cloudy ALL day and on our way back about 4-4:30 the sun broke through! Thank you Ma’am!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 4 years ago

    Great viewing- send some of the warmth this way! Great job all around!!

  • I will do what I can ~ ? , Thank you Darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Well done Kimberly!

  • Again I thank you Trish!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Rstrick2
    Rstrick2over 4 years ago

    gorgeous capture of the mountain. Is this the place of lore for a lost gold mine?

  • Yes Sir it is. There "ghost towns all along Apache lane and just beautiful scenery! Thank you Robert, I always appreciate your comments~?

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Great shot! The patterns in the sky are almost unbelievable… you didn’t put them on with a paint brush, did you? Now did you?? No, I know you didn’t; you just caught ’em on the fly.

  • No ma’am, I got lucky again. However I did use the polarizing filter I have. Never used it before because I am always to close to the subject, but thought I would try it. I was pleased no doubt…….Thank you ?

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Finbarr Reilly
    Finbarr Reillyover 4 years ago

    a great shot:)

  • Thank you Sir for visiting my view of the world and leaving a comment ~?

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Phillip M. Burrow
    Phillip M. Burrowover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Kimberly! My sister and brother-in-law live in Phoenix. I really enjoy that part of the country.

  • You truly have to be a desert rat in order to see the REAL beauty of the desert. I appreciate your words and your visit into my world Phillip! Thank you ~?

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Suzanne Chouinard
    Suzanne Chouinardover 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Great sky.

  • Thank you very much Suzanne! I appreciate you taking the time to detour into my world~?

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 4 years ago

    nicely done

  • Thank you Sir, I do appreciate you taking the time to visit my gallery~?

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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