Shaka Cave

The beginning of the trail is very wide, flat and easy. It heads toward the beautiful Superstition Mountains and goes through a zigzag gate at the fence for the Tonto National Forest. After this, we came to the Lost Goldmine Trail where some people use this to get to the Wave Cave from Lost Goldmine Trailhead. We did see WC painted on a rock with an arrow left. Instead of turning left, we went straight ahead on a narrow, much less used trail, with zero signage. Continue reading Shaka Cave


Gilbert’s Riparian Preserve

We revisited the Riparian Preserve as there always seems to be something interesting. One night, I will return for some star shots. The turtles were sunning themselves near the bridge. Lucky we got this close to one that was perched on the edge of an old post. Natural, un-trimmed palm tree branches shade the trunk from the hot sun. This bush had some buds getting … Continue reading Gilbert’s Riparian Preserve