On a Christmas trip to Phoenix to see my aunt and mom, I got a chance to take a walk out in the desert. A friend recommended to me the Carney Springs Trail in the Superstition Mountains Wilderness, which I walked on Christmas afternoon. I got a few pictures in the early part of the trip (my camera/phone ran out of juice for the first time ever), which you can see here.
Although I didn't realize it until writing this message and doing an internet lookup, the friend who recommended the trail to me also has a rather more detailed photo journal and description of the trail. The friend is named Art Brown, and he and I have collaborated on a "Greeting Cards of the Superstition Mountains" project. You can see the cards here.
Here is Art's great photo-journal of the trail. He covered much more of it than I did.