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Superstition Mountain Northwest Summit Trail

Posted: Jan 16 2012 4:52 pm
by AZLumberjack
I was recently reading a Tom Kollenborn article published in the AJ News on Oct. 12, 2009 where he had just discovered that the road to the Massacre Grounds Trailhead had been permanently closed. Tom seemed quite upset about the closure because the area had ment a lot to him and his wife.

Towards the end of the article, he mentioned that access to several destinations would now be more difficult. These destinations included access to the "Northwest Summit Trail" and "Nashi’s Cave".

Is anyone out there familiar with these two locations? Or is this something that has passed into Superstition Mountain's forgotten history?

Re: Superstition Mountain Northwest Summit Trail

Posted: Jan 18 2012 1:25 pm
by Nighthiker
I think the cave at one time was the home to some prospector and is located in the foothills. Stock tank is located near the end of the now closed road and several trails (old cow paths) dot the area, do not know which one is the trail you are asking about.

Re: Superstition Mountain Northwest Summit Trail

Posted: Jan 19 2012 1:12 pm
by AZLOT69
Tom talks about riding a horse to the flatiron at one time. The trail(route) he is referring to may have been rediscovered and documented by Kanode, a hike entitled " Old West Boulder Canyon Ridge ". Look it up.

Re: Superstition Mountain Northwest Summit Trail

Posted: Jan 19 2012 3:36 pm
by AZLumberjack
Found it. http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=1392

Sounds like a real adventure (especially the part where he skied downhill through the scree) :scared:
And it's almost impossible to imagine a person riding a horse to the Flatiron :o

Thanks for the reply :)