Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Monday, May 30, 2011

Fort Apache, Arizona







Hubby and I stopped by Fort Apache again Saturday. This is our third visit to the fort and it always seems eerie to me...the wind whistling through the cottonwoods, leaves swirling...lots of spirits there. Anyway, we got a good look at some of the cabins there and saw the ruins of the barracks. If you ever have a chance, DO stop by and visit the fort. You will need to check in at the museum and pay a small fee. But, then you'll get a map of the fort, although each cabin is labeled and you can read about its history. I was interested to read that the commanding officer's house was actually larger than General Crook's. And, did you know that the fort was never attacked? Interesting, eh? Fort Apache is down from Show Low and Lakeview and up the road from Globe, Arizona.

2 comments:

Dindin MK said...

I love that blue sky! :D
btw, why does the fort never get attacked?

desertsandbeyond said...

I've looked online and I cannot find a reason. I did find out that the fort had excellent water and was located across the river from where the Apache Indians set up their camps. There IS no wall around Fort Apache...it just sits out in the middle of a plain, caressed by the winds. It really is amazing that there is no wall around it!