Originally Posted by mikeinfhaz
get on out here!
Arizona, believe it or not... has 5 of the 6 possible climate zones. The only state that can boast such diversity. We dont have sub-tropics of Florida and Hawaii, but we got everything else. most people think it's all sand, or dirt. we have a dozen peaks over 10k and a few above 11k and one over 12k.
also, ponderosa's here grow in micro climates and "pockets" down to about 3500 feet, but not in such thick woods as the higher climes. their normal habitat if you will, is around 5-11k'
and here's the kicker... very few mosquitoes. its pretty dry around most the state. weird thing too - there is more ground water and springs/creeks down here near me at 1800' than there is at high country places like Flagstaff. Sections of the AZT up there can be miles, and miles without water sources.
The one time I was lucky enought to visit, it was an awesome and beautiful place. Of course, Indiana is a little bland in most places...
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