Leaving Superior, a copper mining town in Arizona (pop 3500) I travel west on US Route 60. I pass Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, a world renown botanical garden of desert plants.
Then I pass Pickett Post Mountain, a large rock peak on the south side of 60. In the 1870s, this peak was used as a lookout for the cavalry stationed below.
Travelling farther west, we approach rocky, steep hills and Gonzales Pass, the opening to the trip down toward Apache Junction, AZ.
Then there are miles of flatter brush lands for cattle. It is greener than the valley landscape with more rain falling on it.
Then there is Superstition Mountain, the rough mountain (or as some call them mountains) where The Lost Dutchman Mine is reputed to lay undiscovered and full of gold.
Then we pass Gold Canyon, Az a small community that is positioned in direct view of the Superstitions.
I can give more vivid detail, at http://hubpages.com/hub/Arizona-Gems-Superstition-Mountain-wildflowers-Picket-Post-Mountain-and-Apache-Leap where I endeavor to give a verbal tour with pictures of the area. Read it. You’ll enjoy it. Peace and enjoy.