“Ranching in the Superstitions”
Charles (Chuck) Backus will describe the ranching history in the Superstitions and the Quarter Circle U Ranch, which originally included all the area from Apache Junction, US 60 to the Florence Junction and north to what is now Canyon Lake. The “U Ranch” officially began with the building of the ranch house in 1876 and is thought to be the location of “The Lost Dutchman’s Mine”. Mr. Backus will discuss the ranch’s colorful history from the pre-statehood, primitive operations to the progressive, modern ranch it is today. Central Arizona College, 805 S. Idaho Rd, Rm B126. Free. Space limited to classroom size.
“Ground Hog Day” Guided Hike
Join David Morris for a “Ground Hog Day” guided hike. Meet at the Lost Goldmine Trailhead, east end of Cloudview Ave, Gold Canyon. Limited to 20 hikers. $10 collected morning of hike. Must preregister by emailing email@example.com.
“Surviving the Superstitions”
Famed photographer and naturalist Lon McAdam will describe his harrowing nine day solo trek into the Superstition Mountain highlands where he suffered a serious accident that left him unable to walk. Using the survival skills he had learned, Lon successfully survived seven days and nights in the wilderness before he was located and rescued. In addition, Lon will share with us some of his amazing photos of the Arizona backcountry and wilderness including some from Rough Canyon. Central Arizona College, 805 S. Idaho Rd, Rm F129. Free. Space limited to classroom size.
“Astronomical Star Party”
The Superstition Area Land Trust (SALT) is pleased to host an Astronomical Star Party conducted by the Superstition Mountain Astronomical League (SMAL). Members of the League will be available with telescopes to provide views of the night sky and to answer questions and talk about astronomy and astronomical equipment. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the moon, planets, star clusters, galaxies and other astronomical phenomena using sophisticated telescopes. SALT representatives will also be on hand with literature and to answer your questions about SALT.
Peralta Trail Elementary School, 10965 E Peralta Rd., Gold Canyon, AZ. This is a free event, open to the public and will be held weather permitting (e.g. clear skies).
New Year's Day Concert & Blessing With Arvel Bird
The Superstition Area Land Trust (SALT) is proud to co-sponsor
a unique concert by Arvel Bird that includes a Native American style New Year's blessing. He will also perform new music from his two CDs as well as fan favorites from releases including Animal Totems, Tribal Music Suite and Titanic Centennial. Boyce Thompson Arboretum Superior, AZ. For more information visit:
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