About 20 miles to the east of Phoenix is a mountain range called the Superstition Mountains. When the atmosphere is clear, you can see the mountains from the top of a hill at the Desert Botanical Gardens. Since it had rained all weekend, the air was clean enough to get a good telephoto shot. I apologize for the power lines in the foreground but, there was no way to avoid them.
The Superstition Mountains get the name from legends of gold mines deep within the mountains folds. The most talked about legend is of The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine. If you are interested in the story, check out this link.