One of my favorite experiences from last winter’s snowbirding in the Southwest was my motorhome offroading adventure along the Apache Trail east of Phoenix. I was also captivated by the Superstition Mountains and Canyon Lake along the Trail and wished I had been able to spend more time at each.
So, last weekend, I found an available campsite at Lost Dutchman State Park, at the base of the Superstitions, and took full advantage of my location. The weather was absolutely perfect—upper 70’s and sunny with barely any winds.
After setting up camp, Millie and I quickly set off to hike one of the trails in the state park that led up to the base of the mountains.
Sunset was approaching, so we couldn’t complete the whole trail, but we made it high enough to have a wonderful view of the Phoenix valley below. As luck would have it, the clouds were also lining up to provide quite a sunset show for our trip back down to the campground:
The next day, I promised Millie a swim at the incredible Canyon Lake along the Apache Trail. It’s got tall rock canyons on one side of the lake and hills of various cactus plants on the other. She was thrilled, of course!
I then pulled out my Sea Eagle FastTrack 385 inflatable kayak from the back of the Tracker and within a few minutes, Millie and I were off for a paddle. We even paddled under the Apache Trail (the 1-lane bridge that goes over part of the lake)!
We arrived back to shore just as the sun was fading off the canyon walls. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!