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Backpack Pat here and I have been excitedly waiting for one of my newfound favorite times of the year, Lost Dutchman Days Weekend! This multi-day extravaganza typically takes place the last weekend of February and this year is no exception.  On this adventure of Backpack Pat, I am going to recall last year’s parade and …

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  • February 8, 2024
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Have you ever looked at the majestic Superstition Mountains and the surrounding landscape and felt inspired? Well, you are not alone as dozens of people not only decided to call the Superstition Mountains home, some of them capture the beauty of the area and display their work for the world to see. In fact, some …

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  • February 1, 2024
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Just minutes from Phoenix, Apache Junction is the gateway to incredible outdoor adventure, Lost Dutchman State Park, and Tonto National Forest. Our area is known for hosting big festivals, like Lost Dutchman Days, the Lost Dutchman Marathon, the Arizona Renaissance Festival, Apacheland Heritage Days, and our spectacular 4th of July fireworks. And every day, we’re …

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With all of the hiking, biking, camping, swimming, boating, sightseeing, off-roading, and many “ING”s one can do in the Apache Junction area, there is another activity that I don’t mind doing, shopping. I will admit it when it is a little too hot to safely go for a hike, I want to fill my off …

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  • July 17, 2023
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Hi Everyone, Backpack Pat here. Welcome to my first travel blog, where we explore hiking Silly Mountain! It’s a new year, a new month, and a new opportunity for local adventure. I will be your local tour guide to help explore the Apache Junction area and the local legends surrounding us over the coming months …

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  • January 31, 2023
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For most people, a western adventure experience wouldn’t be complete without a chance to explore the destination from the best vantage point available…atop a saddle! A sauntering stroll along a desert trail, trotting through a shallow wash after a recent monsoon rainfall, or ascending gently up a mountainside (without even breaking a sweat) is an …

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  • May 20, 2022
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When you want to dine out, Apache Junction serves up a delicious variety of restaurants to choose from. From casual cafés to legendary local hangouts, there’s something for everyone to eat and enjoy. No matter where you go, you can count on a warm welcome – because, in our town, community means everything. Restaurants are …

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  • December 17, 2021
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