The Superstition  mountains were stony claws in the sky. There’s a mine up there, but no one can find it. How could anyone find anything up there in the massive, raw cliffs? Could you even ride a horse or must you travel afoot? Seeing gold and silver — maybe a few gems secreted deep in earth or rock?

Nothing I have seen before or since was as massive as those mountains. Blue though the sky may be, the mountains dragged that bright sun to earth.


22 thoughts on “MASSIVE AND MIGHTY

  1. Garry Armstrong March 16, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Truly impressive!! I loved that trip!!


    • Marilyn Armstrong March 16, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      Yup, that was a goodie. I think we went several times, but I don’t remember. It has become one long trip.


    • Marilyn Armstrong March 16, 2017 / 3:46 pm

      Those are some mighty rocks! I couldn’t believe anyone could actually find their way through them.


          • Covert Novelist March 16, 2017 / 8:01 pm

            Yeah, no doubt! Those are the things I find interesting tbh, I figured out how they knit first without needles, they used their fingers and arms (this has become all the rage lately) haha

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  2. angloswiss March 16, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Massive and mighty and super – our mountains are almost midgets in comparison.


    • Marilyn Armstrong March 16, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      Oh, the Alps are real mountains and the Rockies aren’t the biggest mountains. The Himalayas have got that one. Everest is still tallest of them all.

      The mountains on the east coast of the U.S. aren’t huge. Some are pretty big, like your smaller Alps, maybe, but many are all smoothed over from being around for so many millions of years. We are the older part of the continent and our mountains have gentled down.

      The Rocky Mountains, though … and there are a lot of them, starting up in Canada and ambling down across through four or five states (I’d have to look it up) … Different names depending on where you are, but they are all part of the Rockies. And they are HUGE and wide and at the top, it is always winter. i have flown over them a few times. I wonder what it was like to actually roll over those mountains in old wooden wagons!


  3. swo8 March 16, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    There was some significant geological activity to create those mountains. They’re pretty impressive.
    Love to see them up close.


    • Marilyn Armstrong March 16, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      Lots of shifting of the earth. I think one of the places where two plates meet is in the Rockies, too, up not far from you I think. Or … maybe more like the Yukon.

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  4. Rick March 16, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    We were there just a few weeks ago. The Lost Dutchman’s Mine was within our reach. I think.


  5. lwbut March 16, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    Nothing on earth is as awesome as it’s natural beauty. Nature blessed you with The Rockies for sure – nothing we have comes close. But as it blessed you with The Rockies right next to them it cursed you with San Andreas – nothing we have comes close.

    Some you win, some you lose is the motto i guess?

    Love the pics 🙂 Seems that like your states, the mountains are also divided between Red and Blue?? 😉


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    • Marilyn Armstrong March 17, 2017 / 3:24 pm

      Don’t look at ME. We are on the east coast. No San Andreas here, folks. Personally, I would not voluntarily live on an earthquake fault. Call me crazy.


      • lwbut March 18, 2017 / 12:02 am

        You cray-zee! 😉

        Hurricanes are SO much nicer! 🙂



        • Marilyn Armstrong March 18, 2017 / 1:09 am

          We rarely get them either. We’re way up north. We sometimes get the tail end of a really huge one. Like — once per decade maybe? Down in the south — Florida, Georgia, Louisiana … THEY get hurricanes. We get SNOWSTORMS. Sometimes HUGE snowstorms.


          • lwbut March 18, 2017 / 4:23 am

            I know they’re not, but snowstorms at least LOOK pretty! 🙂 ( Afterwards)

            plus – they give you snowballs and snowpeople ( PC) 🙂



  6. omniclassic March 17, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Well a few of them “old timers” managed to make it up there on foot with a trust Burro or Mule to carry the tools needed.., and a few never came back either. Prospecting was a tough life.


    • Marilyn Armstrong March 17, 2017 / 3:24 pm

      Especially in those mountains. They are like the mountains on the moon: absolutely rigid and dry as a bone.


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