Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lost Dutchman State Park, Apache Junction, AZ


The rain stopped last night and it was a beautiful day today. We took a drive to Lost Dutchman State Park, only about 8 miles from where we’re staying. Unfortunately this is one of the Arizona state parks that is slated to close in June. There are 70 campsites with no hookups, but we only saw one vacant site.  And there were lots of people out hiking. I’m glad we came here before it closed.

The park is at the base of the Superstition Mountains, a really spectacular looking area. We hiked the Treasure Loop trail, a 2.5 mile loop that climbed to some lovely views.

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Jim’s appointment with the endodontist yesterday was hopeful. He said it was not possible to tell by the X-rays if there is a cracked root on the tooth the dentist in Oregon said would need to be pulled. His recommendation was to open it up and examine it. If it didn’t look cracked, he would redo the root canal and hopefully it would be okay. Jim is going to wait until he gets the abutment and crown on the implant just in case the tooth can’t be saved, but after going through the whole implant process, he wants to save the tooth if he can. He has an appointment with a regular dentist next week to see if he is ready for the crown. It’s always something!

Tomorrow we are meeting the Lazy Daze group at Usery Mountain, and it looks like we’ll have great weather for the rest of the week. One more picture from our hike today. The desert is just so pretty.


1 comment:

  1. Looks like a nice hike! A shame they are closing that RV park. Hopefully when things change it will reopen.
    Beautiful photos!