The Apache Trail, Part 1.

My dear friends and blog readers. I hope you have enough patience to watch the next sets of pictures. It was a breath taking experience and I would love to share it with you.

I am talking about the Apache Trail. “President Theodore Roosevelt called this 150-mile drive ‘the most awe-inspiring and most sublimely beautiful panorama nature ever created’. A stretch of winding highway, the AZ 188 portion of the Apache Trail closely follows the route forged through wilderness in 1906 to move construction supplies for building the Roosevelt Dam, which lies at the northernmost part of the loop.” Fodor’s Guide.

The most fascinating part is the 22-mile unpaved stretch of the trail. I took 300 pictures there, it was impossible to put the camera away.

It all begins here, right beside the Roosevelt Dam:

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The trail goes along the Salt River and the canyons this river had created.

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Saguaro Fact #3:  A tall Saguaro plant with six or seven arms can weigh as much as 14,000 pounds – the equivalent of two Hummers filled with two families and camping gear.

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