Ever since we first viewed the Superstition Mts (2005), which are just east of our Arizona winter hide-out I've wondered is I would ever get to see the view from the top. Well today with my faithful Canadian guide and I made the trek to Flatiron. If you look closely in the first two photos to the most distant rock, that is Flatiron. We stepped off from the 2000' trail head about 7:30 AM and reached the 4861' Flatiron at 10:00 AM. I had made one prior attempt a couple years ago and learned that I was not ready for the full effort. I am glad to say this year was different. It was still a tough climb and descent for me. Enjoy the pictures.
The Siphon Draw trail ahead.
A view back with the mountain's shadow covering the valley.
Siphon Draw and the Smooth Rocks. This is were I turned back the first time.
Near the end of the serious climb.
Looking south and then north from the top. From the top the valley now in full sun.
My faithful Canadian guide and the Hoodoos at the summit.
More of the summit and the view south.
A final look south and the WAY DOWN! (it is a pun either way).
When we first started out on the road, we kept kind of a diary of where we went and what we saw. We thought it might be fun to take our diary to the next level. We hope our family and friends will enjoy it and it will help them to keep track of where the heck we are!
We are retired and lived in our motorhome from 2005-2012. Dave is retired from the Federal Government and I am just retired.
Dave rides his Harley and I knit,spin and dye fiber. We have two great kids, one on either side of the country. Our daughter is on the West Coast, and our son and his wife are on the east coast. We try to divide our time between the two but probably fail.