on the apache trail

Saguro Cactus along the Apache Trail

November 19,2009

Apache Junction, Arizona

We followed the famous Apache Trail from Apache Junction to Roosevelt today.  This pic is of the amazing saguaro cactus that grow so big and tall in the Sanoran Desert.  A rich vein of history runs through this stunningly beautiful region.  The Apache Trail once served as a stage coach and freight wagon route from Mesa to Globe.  Indians, cowboys and miners have all roamed the mysterious Superstition Mountains.  The mountains were so distinct and unique with the tall cacti that it was had to adjust to the jaw dropping views.

Dick, one of the kiosks along the trail addressed the snake population.  Of the 12 species of venous snakes found in this area, do you know which is the most dangerous?  It is the one that bites you!  Yes, as I ran happily off into the desert to photograph cactus,  Brad kept reminding me to watch out for snakes.

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