We knew that the trail gets very rocky and steep before you get to the petroglyphs, so I asked Rich to go on ahead knowing that I would not be able to scramble up any rocks! I hike more slowly anyway, stopping to take photos of anything that catches my attention.
Going through this gate, you enter the Superstition Wilderness area. I sat on a rock by that sign to take a break and then started back down.
We are both so glad that Rich had our G-9 restored and he carries it. In the first of his photos here, you can how rocky the terrain gets past where I hiked.
This is the reward though! These rocks are covered with petroglyphs and lots of people were there taking photos and climbing on the rocks.
I absolutely love this shot that Rich took. The petroglyphs were right behind him when he turned to shoot this.
The mountains are pure gold with wildflowers right now.
I was waiting next to this sign when Rich came back to the parking lot.
Looking up at the hillside when we got to our car, this next scene looked like a man in uniform surrounded by giant chollas!
Later that afternoon, we drove to the kids' and brought them home for the night. After having dinner and picking up a few things at WalMart, we all sat around Pam's and Donnie's campfire for a relaxing chat.
Lovin' Life ~~ Hiking in the Mountains!