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T. Knight | profile | all galleries >> Arizona Places >> Picketpost Trail February 2007 tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Picketpost Trail February 2007

These photographs were taken from the trail that takes off from the Arizona Trail, just west of Superior, and goes up to the top of Picketpost Mountain. There are some fantastic views from the top of the mountain of the surrounding landscape and distant mountains and peaks. I could see and recognize, Four Peaks, Peachville Mountain, King's Crown Peak, Apache Leap, The Pinal Mountains, Superstition Mountain, Weaver's Needle, Arnett canyon and Queen Creek. Some other hikers I met on top said that the distant mountain visible far to the south was Mount Lemmon. There's great views of Superior, Picketpost House and Boyce Thompson Arboretum also.
West side of Picketpost Mountain Near the bottom of the trail Closer view of the black waterfall. The trail passes by the bottom of it. Trail at far left
The trail passes above the agave and continues on... Unknown wildflower in a shady, moist place along the trail View down from cement handholds area View on the way up.
Nearing the top Looking down. View NW Looking up, northward, at flag point Looking westward at Queen Creek
Looking southward Interesting rock at southward viewpoint USGS benchmark by mailbox On the highest point is the red mailbox
The story of the red mailbox Looking back (southward) at mailbox hill Highway 60 passes through the town of Superior Looking eastward at the Pinal Mountains
Superior smelter, slag heap and old mine buildings Along the east side of the top. Looking southward. On the top looking westward On the east side, looking northward.
Horseshoe cross on the east side View northeastward from the north  side of picketpost mountain View of Picketpost house and the switchbacks at Boyce Thompson Arboretum Arnett Canyon and Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Arnett canyon and  Four Peaks Ayer Lake at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Highway 60 View of Superior and the eastern ridge of Picketpost Mountain Superior, smelter and Highway 60
The town Superior, Arizona What it looks like on top. Looking westward. There are a lot of Opuntia chlorotica on top Window at flag point. Looking westward.
View of superior from flag point. Pipe on flag point Palms in Arnett cyn Apache tear caves and perlite mine
Looking eastward at the Pinal Mountains looming above Apache Leap