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Mar 5, 2015 - Day 9 to tortilla flats lunch

today we drove thru the mountains to a small village, tortilla flats had a BBQ lunch and too many photos also stopping at several old mining town turned into trinkie stores (places that sold stuff)... see our photos that were taken with a digital camera in heavy sunlight where viewing the on the cameras viewer was impossible... todays photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/117203046488154091240/TortillaFlats#

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Feb 25, 2015 - Apache Junction, AZ

We spent a day touring the Goldfield Ghost Town and the Apache Trail. Goldfield is an abandoned gold mine town outside Mesa, about 30 miles west of Phoenix. At one time it was the largest settlement in the Arizona Territory with 4,000 residents (!) and the mine shaft was over 1,000 ft deep. Mining started in 1892. In 1897 the miners struck a vein of water and the mine flooded, halting the operation. Within 30 days, a majority of the residents had moved away and the town was abandoned a short time later. Several attempts to pump out the...

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Apr 23, 2014 - Canyon Lake

It has been very warm in Arizona this week and our niece, Lisa, has been visiting from Oregon. So to cool off, we took a 2-hour boat tour of Canyon Lake near Tortilla Flats, AZ. Canyon is one of four lakes created by constructing dams on the Salt River. It's on the Apache Trail (named repeatedly as one of the most scenic drives in the USA), about an hour northeast of Fountain Hills. Our pool-guy, Marty, had told us that Canyon is a beautiful lake, and, boy, was he ever right! Anne, Lisa, and I boarded an old paddle-wheel boat, the Miss...

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Mar 21, 2014 - Apache Junction,Az

Ended up at the Arizona Casino with Elaine & Wayne. Elaine won so she bought lunch.We were able to book the show at The Mining Camp. Meals are served family style(bbq beef ribs,chicken & ham) on trestle tables with tin plates,etc. McNasty Brothers were entertaining. Excellent musicians & show.

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winter 2014

Mar 18, 2014 - Tortilla flat to Roosevelt Lake

We went from Roosevelt Lake to Globe with a stop at Tonto National Monument. We were able to see the caves from the bottom of the cliffs, but as the park was closing at 5 we were not able to go up to the dwellings. The 19 room tower dwelling was built in caves by Salando Indians around 1300 A.D.The cliffs were on the west side of the valley. Globe is known for it's copper mines.

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winter 2014

Mar 26, 2013 - day 7 apache trail tortilla flats

take a trip into the past with us and also see some of americas hidden beauty in old apache territory https://picasaweb.google.com/107807683205332274855/TortillaFlatsApacheTrail?authkey=Gv1sRgCIOLyobI3dnadA# our spots http://fms.ws/BWRbB/33.45635N/111.49185W where we spotted the snake a western rattler (they only have black ringed rattlers) http://fms.ws/BWYmz/33.53359N/111.35236W sent from our ipad ron & bebe mcgehee who are living for "beyond" the moment

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Jan 21, 2011 - Apache Trail/Tortilla Flats

Today John, Jan and I took off to see the "Apache Trail", or AZ 88 as it is officially known as. It links Apache Junction at the edge of the Greater Phoenix area with Globe via Theodore Roosevelt Lake. A great drive through the Mountains and the Tonto National Forest; 40 miles of steep, winding and mostly unpaved road past magnificent scenery of twisted igneous mountains with dense forests of saguaro and ferocactus, and several deep blue lakes. Past the lakes, the trail continues in more traditional fashion to the former copper mining town...

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Oct 23, 2010 - Superstition Mountains

This was a full day on a bus trip with 50 women and a great bus driver and tour guide through some of the Superstition Mountains. The road got narrow, twisty, and had no shoulders as the edges dropped down into abysses and washes. This is a road I would love to drive on with a motorcycle, but at least my car! After a while, the road becomes a dirt road but it does continue over the mountains to a dam and a town called Globe. We went to the end of the paved section into a settlement called Tortilla Flat, named for the rock formations across...

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Feb 16, 2007 - Tortilla Flat and Roosevelt Dam

WARNING.... LOTS of pictures. Poor Rich has practically been orphaned since that rock trip. Helen has been spending lots of time at the lapidary lab, learning to "cut rocks". The lab has 7 rock saws of varying sizes, 10 grinding and polishing wheels and 2 buffing wheels. "It takes time to learn how to use those saws, grinders and polishers", she proclaimed, in defense of all the time she's been spending there. "There aren't any classes and each "monitor" has their own way of showing a new person how to do things." Today, Rich suggests a...

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