Originally Posted by OutandBack
Wow! Very beautiful. When I think of AZ I always think desert. No more.
thats not uncommon. we all see pics of the sonoran desert with tumbleweeds and such (which are native to s. russia not arizona
) but the truth is, there are 5 different climate Zones here representing 200' to over 12,600' of elevation. That is the equivalent of driving from Mexico to Canada.
This country is at the middle spectrum of the Transition Zone, which is home to Alligator Juniper, White Oak, and Ponderosa. In the upper reaches of the range you may find Fir and Spruce.
Not a bad escape for only an hour drive from my house. Its great! (but will be HOT soon)
Originally Posted by Cranky Bear
WOW, Te-wa, great pic's, that is a simply beautiful landscape and views! Because of the fire damage are there a good amount of hanging trees still left, or is it slim pickins? Do you find that there were better hanging spots but would need climbing gear to hang in that area?
thanks, man. only pockets of good trees remain. this fire was huge. fortunately, Horse Camp, The Park, Houston Creek, Bear Saddle, and other areas near perennial springs remain. problem is.. getting to them.. lol!