The Legends of Superior Trails Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit based in Superior, will host its signature fundraiser Hashbrowns, History and Hiking events in February and March.
These events feature a hearty breakfast, a historical presentation, and a guided hike on segments of the Legends of Superior Trails. Tickets for each event are $25; seats are limited for each event and you are encouraged to pre-purchase your tickets online at www.superioraztrails.com.
The breakfast and historical presentations will be hosted at the Superior Chamber of Commerce, 165 Main Street. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., presentations begin shortly after 8 a.m. Then, guests can take a guided hike on the Legends of Superior Trails.
This year the hiking series will feature:
History of Pinal City — Feb. 11, 2022. This event includes a guided hike through the remnants of Pinal City. Learn about how the Silver King Mine and Pinal City were discovered and how quickly Pinal City a town of great economic promise became a legendary ghost town. RSVP: www.conta.cc/3Inhl0n.
Mining History of Superior — Feb. 19. Sponsored by Resolution Copper Mining, this presentation will feature historians and cultural engineers from Westland Resources on the history of Mining in Superior. The guided hike on the Queen Creek Canyon segment of the LOST will show guests where historic mining operations once operated and explain the mine workings of the past. RSVP: www.conta.cc/3mBfGeg.
History of U.S. 60, Miami -Superior Highway — March 5, 2022. The Queen Creek Canyon segment of the LOST trail was once home to the Miami-Superior highway, a highway that was one of the first million-dollar highways. Join local historian and retired ADOT engineer Rick Powers for a presentation on the history of the highway and how the highway changed the economic opportunities for the communities of Miami and Superior. The highway will celebrate its 100th anniversary in April. RSVP: www.conta.cc/3dQqu3g.
Geological History of Queen Creek Canyon — March 19. Learn about how the geological formations of Picket Post and Apache Leap Mountains were formed, and learn about the geological history of the area with Arizona State University Prof. Steve Semken. RSVP: www.conta.cc/3Ge2cwu.
Guests are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes and protective clothing such as long pants and sleeves and to provide their own water for hiking.
For more information about Legends of Superior Trails, activities, and hiking in the general Superior area, visit www.superioraztrails.com. For event tickets or specific event questions, call LOST at 602.935.9034.