Edit: Here is a map of the area and driving directions!   This was the first (but certainly not the last) backpacking trip that really pushed me past what I thought I was capable of, both physically and mentally.  The lower trail was covered by water due to high snow fall levels that winter, so we ended up taking the upper trail.  The trail is well maintained and easy enough to follow, with… Read More

Superstition Wilderness view, seguaro cacti drive to trail 110

Throw back to my very first backpacking trip!  As far as gear goes, I was woefully ill-equipped for this adventure, but the beauty of the desert and the historically charged final destination more than made up for my sore shoulders and barely there sleeping pad. The Drive The scenery up to the trail head is absolutely amazing.  The Superstition Mountains rise straight up from the ground to the east of Phoenix, with… Read More