We actually planned to hike the Go John Trail at the Cave Creek Regional Park, but our navigation system directs us to a slightly different place (still in the same area though). First we end up in a nice desert neighborhood with beautiful big million-dollar homes. The road leads down into a creek bed and…Continue Reading
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This morning, while the temperature is still in the low 70s (20 degree celsius) we head north again towards the McDowell Mountain, park the car at the Lost Dog Wash Trail Head (and believe me, we are not the only ones going for a hike today). As per the description the Lost Dog Wash Trail…Continue Reading
Today we explore a different area that promises a nice blooming: Peralta Canyon, which is about 40 miles from here and east of Mesa. Legend suggests that the Peralta family from Mexico established a gold mine in the vast and desolate Superstition Mountains in the mid-1800s. Though Apaches allegedly killed the family in the Peralta…Continue Reading
Today is another free day at the Desert Botanical Garden – we leave early to avoid the crowds and the heat later in the day. Spring has definitely arrived – many plants and shrubs are blooming although it seems that the cacti need a few more weeks to be in full bloom.