Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hike in Picketpost Mountain, Arizona, Phoenix Metro Area

Hike in Picketpost Mountain, Arizona, Phoenix Metro Area

Like almost every Sunday ( at least till the summer) we took a trip to enjoy a beutiful views during the hike. This time we picked the Picketpost Mountain. A quick overview about the area:

Picketpost Mountain is located just outside the town of Superior, Arizona approximately 40 miles (64 km) east of the Phoenix Metro Area. The mountain is located in the southern desert region of Tonto National Forest and is popular with hikers. The mountain is also well-known for an oddly placed mailbox at the top of the mountain, which contains the log books for the Picketpost Mountain Trail.

The mountain’s unusual name stems from an early military camp founded at the base of the mountain by General George Stoneman in 1870. The soldier’s nicknamed the mountain “Picket Post” due to its usage as a sentinel point to guard their camp from attacks. This military camp eventually grew into the present day town of Superior. (wikipedia)

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