Greg and I had a date. Like years ago, we were to just take off and find something great to photograph with a relaxed attitude and a flexible destination. First decision, head east. The weather and lighting was not the best, in fact, it was a day that I might have chosen to stay home. Greg as well. But, we had a date.
We drove right by Superstition Mountain. Too dark, dreary and raining. Off to find better luck at Picketpost Mountain.
When we arrived at Picketpost we ran into another couple taking photos, new friends, Bob and Dottie. Always fun to meet up with other photographers, especially when we can comment on the light or lack of it. Then, as I returned to the car from shooting around the water tank, I ran into Debra and Sandy, our Michigan sisters. We had a good laugh at our chance encounter and then continued to talk about the weather. Greg and I then decided we had to have an early lunch at Porter's in Superior, a favorite when I am in the area. Great hamburgers and a fun place to eat.
Once we turned back towards Globe from Winkelman, we could see the Gila River. It took a bit to figure out how to get down to the river. Very interesting geology. The river was a yellow green. What really impressed me was the idea that this area would be great for fall foliage. We could still see some evidence of what it might have looked like.
Post Note: When David Pence read this entry he sent me the following message, " I think, by your pic and location description, the interesting geology is, originally horizontal beds of Mescal Limestone folded to an upward arching anticline. There is a diabase intrusion which is most likely the cause. Those rocks are about a billion years old (Proterozoic)." David took photos of this same anticline for a Geology class project. Thanks David!!
We talked about a Golden Hour shot, perhaps at Lost Dutchman. We passed Picketpost which was, as we saw in Sandy and Debbie's images later, not a bad choice. Once we reached Idaho road and looked at the Superstition Mountain we realized that the sun was going to head down in a bank of dense clouds. We had already enjoyed a full day so we headed on home. Thanks for joining us.