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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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Have you ever looked up at the stars at night and wondered about their names or what constellation they form? How about which planets in our solar system are within viewing distance of Earth? It is not so hard to believe that the Apache Junction area is a spectacular place to view the spectacle of …

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  • December 13, 2023
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Goldfield Ghost Town, located on State Route 88 a little past Apache Junction, is a former western frontier mining town filled with legendary folk tales as big as Superstition Mountain. On this adventure of Backpack Pat, we follow in the footsteps of the original town folk that might still be present in a nearly two …

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  • December 7, 2023
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Beyond the Pines and Palm Trees, Boyce Thompson Arboretum Delivers a Spectacular Learning Experience on Plant Life     Whether you are looking to learn about plants that can thrive in desert environments, or you want to have a fun outdoor adventure with family, you can achieve it all with a day spent at the …

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  • October 17, 2023
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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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Enjoy a Boat Tour in Arizona! You Read That Right – Experience The Dolly Steamboat on Canyon Lake off of the Historic Apache Trail Who knew only a short 20-minute drive on the scenic Highway 88 from Apache Junction, which passes Goldfield Ghost Town and Superstition Mountain Museum, will lead you to an awe-inspiring boat …

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  • September 21, 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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