Hiking to the base of the dam at Watson lake sure is an amazing sight when water is raging out of it. Met a few rock climbers on this trip going up the cliff side. So many interesting things out there.
Land of the Rim
Large trees blanket the hillsides as they over look the rim off in the distance.
Snow up on the rim! It melted a bit to fast though. However it was a nice refreshing sight to see.
A bit of the rim showing through the vast sea of trees in the area. Found myself quite challenged trying to frame this shot up. A lot of contrast, and so much green.
The sun beginning to go down in the forest brings out an amazing look. The shadows grow darker, wildlife begins to stir, owls, bugs, and in this case, even wild dogs could be heard off in the far distance.
I just love these alligator junipers, such majestic trees. Watching the sun drop while hiking through the forest, I came across this massive beautiful tree.
Manzanita of the Forest
Tube of Fire
Exploring the lava tubes near Flagstaff, Arizona can be quite fun. The temperatures dropped to a nice 40f. Dark, dusty, and just to cool. I wound up shooting quite a number of photos in this place.
Call of the Valley
Hoping to return here someday for a serious hike into this area. I'm always captivated by the visuals around here.
Grove of Serenity
A wonderful spot to rest in and relax and just enjoy life. I found myself taking a break on this massive downed tree trunk and enjoying the view.
Monsoon rain this year has soaked the high countries landscapes so well, vibrant green grass is abundant all over.
Thick with mud after a storm. The Verde river flows along the canyon wall.
The Mountain Lake
A lake that's more of a puddle, but any body of water no matter what size, excites the Arizona heart, and thus puddles are called lakes.
Jump! Take Flight
Launching point for hangglider fun at the Mingus site. What a view, and what a ways down!