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Superstition Mtn Burn Area, AZ
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Superstition Mtn Burn Area, AZ 
Superstition Mtn Burn Area, AZ
 
Hiking2.00 Miles 377 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   1.33 mph
377 ft AEG
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My vote was submitted last week, so while everyone's standing in a voting line, I'm going hiking. I drove out on First Water Road to the horse trailer parking lot and headed into the burn areas across the road. Many times I've wandered around this area when the plants were healthy and in full bloom, so it's pretty traumatic to wander the same areas, now that everything's burnt.

So many Giant Saguaro have been distressed by the long draught and don't have the moisture content inside to fight off the heat of the fire so there's a lot that won't last much longer. The low growing Hedgehog cactus didn't have a chance and are barely recognizable among the soot and ashes.

It was a nice shirt sleeve and shorts morning with only a light breeze blowing but I could see that rain was in the sky further to the south. As I kept wandering the hills and washes, the clouds kept moving my way and the air felt like it might rain, even though none was predicted. Before long, I thought it prudent to start heading back to the parking lot and, sure enough, there was light drops falling on my dusty truck. As I drove home, I had to turn on the wipers to keep the windshield clear, but it was short lived and most likely only served to irritate anyone waiting in a voting line somewhere.
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On every trip into the Superstitions, I find another Gold Mine. Today the mine was filled with Memories. I can not wait for the next trip.
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