When most people think of Arizona they think of dry deserts, temperatures that can match the surface of the sun, cactus and tumbleweeds. Although the southern part of this great state is desert, there are miles and miles of forest areas as well. State Fact – Arizona has the largest contiguous stand of Ponderosa Pines in the world. These tall majestic trees stretch from near Flagstaff, all along the Mogollon Rim and into the White Mountain region. That’s right folks it’s the largest pine forest in the entire world…Arizona is NOT just a desert! With the unforgettable scenery, breathtaking views, historical landmarks and an abundance of wildlife, the Arizona mountains are a must see for anyone who loves the outdoors.
It’s going to be hot and humid in the Valley of the Sun again this weekend. Yes, it’s September. Yes, the weather should be cooling down. And yes, we know you’re probably tired of the heat. However, the fact remains, we’re not through it yet and there are still a few weeks left of summer temperatures. Great news though…there’s still time to get up into the mountains to enjoy the fresh pine scented mountain air, beautiful scenery and cooler temps! Take a drive up north into the pines. Enjoy their beauty, listen to them sing as the wind blows through their needles and relax in their shade. The great outdoors are calling your name this weekend!