Arizona Trail passage 17; Superior, December 12, 2020 GPS Map

Being a natural early bird, I left the house at first light. Didn’t think I’d get to Picketpost Trailhead in time to see a colorful sunrise, but that’s the way it happened.

There were already cars at the trailhead when I arrived, then lots of people on the Arizona Trail. I heard voices in the distance. Sounded like they were coming from Picketpost Mountain, but I didn’t see anybody.

Alamo Canyon Road is officially closed, but the scenery is better. So I came back that way.


sun
Sunrise over Superior, Arizona.
sun
Sunrise at Picketpost Mountain.
view
Looking west from the Arizona Trail, passage 17.
rocks
Intricately layered rocks.
cactus
I can see you with my good eye.
vein
A vein of quartz in the layered rocks.  Where you see quartz, there might be gold.
nest
Nest in a Teddy Bear cholla.  Look, but don’t touch.
view
Hmmm, this looks like a good Turning Point.
lichens
Green grow the lichens-O’
red
Red for Christmas.
leaves
Autumn leaves, backlit.
view
Alamo Canyon Road is officially closed, but the scenery is better.
view
Alamo Canyon Road is officially closed, but the scenery is better.
yellow
Yes, there were a few flowers, even in December.
cactus
Not all prickly pears are green.

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