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Old 11-30-2008, 09:12 PM   #10
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Location: Phoenix, Arizona
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Canyon Lake and Tortilla Campground

The view from Canyon Lake Overlook. The series of man-made lakes along the Salt River here make life in Modern Phoenix possible.




We get stuck behind a VW Bus at a one lane bridge. We had to pass the slow moving bus a short time later. Matt later remarked, "Man you were going so fast when we passed!"



Just before the small town of Tortilla Flat we turn left into the Tortilla Campground.

Tortilla Flat began as a Stagecoach Stop in 1904. The entire town burnt down in 1987. It was rebuilt after the fire. The Apache Trail began as a route used by the Apache Indians as they moved through the Superstition Mountains. It became heavily used during the construction of the Roosevelt Dam in 1905. Much of it is still un-paved, as we will see.



We purchased our first GPS 2 days ago. We brought it along to see if it works. I hope mom doesn't see these numbers.



Look mom! We were traveling at a safe 45.9 mph. Don't look at those other numbers.

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