What a perfect place for a picnic!
Sunlight filters through the brilliant autumn foliage.
Elisha Reavis was the only person of European descent who chose to make
his home in the Superstition Wilderness and was neither a prospector
nor a soldier. He grew vegetables on his ranch in the wooded eastern
part of the wilderness, and brought them to market in Superior on a
wagon through Reavis Trail Canyon.
Extraordinary survival skills enabled him to thrive and to hold his own
when beset by Apaches, journalists, and always, the elements.
He is buried near the Arizona Trail at the foot of Iron Mountain, where
his body was found on April 20, 1896.
The Arizona Trail plays hopscotch with Reavis Trail Canyon, first on
one side and then the other, for the next few miles. We enjoy the
autumn leaves, intricate rock formations, and major-league cairns as
we look for the perfect picnic spot.