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By John Annerino

The the USA West's Superstition Mountains are like no different mountain diversity within the continental usa. The ancestral flooring of the Western Apache and sacred heights of the neighboring Pima, those mountains have been as soon as a veritable no-man's land of hovering cliffs, dead-end field canyons, and eerie hoodoos of stone, marking them as one of many final areas on the earth that anybody may dare to tread. whereas this diversity appears to be like at the floor to be a veritable nature lover's paradise with towering saguaro cactus forests, wasteland wildflowers, and roadrunners, it's also domestic to rattlesnakes, crops and animals that stick, sting, or chew, and glossy gun-toting, dry-gulchers. in reality, within the final century, the Superstition Mountains have claimed the lives of greater than 500 gold seekers, prospectors, and viewers, marking it because the West's deadliest desolate tract region. half climbing and experience consultant, half historical past ebook, Exploring the Superstitions: Trails and stories of the Southwest's secret Mountains vividly brings the supernatural attractiveness, secret, and majesty of this special quarter to life.

Within the pages of Superstitions, readers will first be swept up within the legends of the Superstition Mountains, encountering colourful old characters corresponding to 1840s gold prospectors, brave-hearted Apaches, and sly outlaws. Readers will come across the local wildlife of the variety, from toxic rattlesnakes to infrequent vegetation. and at last, an in-depth advisor to each path within the diversity, will fulfill even the main skilled of hikers.

Including a foldout map, luminous colour pictures, and ancient black and white photos, Superstitions belongs at the shelf, or within the packs, of each background buff, treasure hunter, day hiker, backpacker, wilderness rat, and adventurer.

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