Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Superstition Wind Cave Day Hike
when February 10, 2018
where Superstition Mountains
the hike     Superstition Wind Cave is an easy hike in the Superstition Wilderness. You get a good taste of what the front range of the mountains looks like. The Wind Cave gets its name from the “frozen” wave that a rock at the front of the cave looks like. The view from the cave looks out over the valley where there are few houses and you are 1,000 feet above the valley.
    Start from Lost Goldmine Trailhead and take the trail west up toward Boulder Saddle, then take an unmarked trail to the left. Lunch/snack time will be inside the wind cave.
    The trail up to the cave is rocky with loose rocks, so hiking sticks help a lot. The trail weaves past boulders that have fallen off the Superstitions Mountains above you. There are two caves here, the main one and a small one beside it. We will explore both of them. On the way back to the trailhead, take a detour over to one of the larger saguaros in the area. It has over 40 arms. We can also take a detour to the old Dacite Mine, which claimed to have gold. We will not be going into the mine.
    After the hike if the group wants we can have a late lunch in Gold Canyon
Bring:
•  At least 2 liters of water
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  Hiking poles
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch/sandwich/energy bars
•  Sunscreen
•  Camera
distance 6 miles round trip
time 3-4 hours
EC +-1000' elevation change
elevations 2,300' at Goldmine Trailhead to 3,000' at Wind Cave
type In and Out
starting at
Lost Goldmine Trailhead 33° 23.529' N,  111° 21.177' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Lost Goldmine and Wind Cave Trails
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Apache Junction
meet 7:00 AM at Home Depot at Power & Superstitions Springs in east Mesa, next to Burger King.
drive
•  Go east on US 60 to Peralta Road, milepost 204.
Turn left and continue to the parking lot for Lost Goldmine Trailhead.
Park at the trailhead.

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