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The Incredible Weather of Arizona

Your average city dweller on the East or West Coast of the US tends to think of the “desert” states of the American Southwest like Arizona as hot, dry places where rain is about as common as penguins. Locals and outdoor lovers know better though – the weather of Arizona is spectacular — and unpredictable. […]

 Nick Zantop

Shaped by the Ages

Shaped by the Ages

Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park

Though the gusting winds bring only more oppressive heat rather than cool relief and the pot-holed and neglected asphalt roads do their best to return to the land, there is something so achingly beautiful and magical about the desert Southwest. In this landscape of extremes, it’s easy to be humbled by nature. Two hundred and […]

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Thirteen Below

Thirteen Below

Thirteen Below, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona Photograph by Naseem Rakha     

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Bouldering the Monster Wall

Bouldering the Monster Wall

Bouldering the Monster Wall, Priest Draw, Flagstaff, Arizona Photograph by David Finch        

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Arm Balance on Camelback Mountain

Arm Balance on Camelback Mountain

Arm Balance on Camelback Mountain, Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area, Arizona Photograph by MaryAD ART    This is me defying gravity while hiking on Camelback Mountain (2,704 ft / 824m) This pose is known as Eka Pada Koundinyasana II. I was hoping for a straight split but my hiking boots sure add some extra […]

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Monument Valley, Arizona & Utah, United States Photograph by Loek Janssen    Monument Valley (Navajo: Tsé Bii? Ndzisgaii, meaning valley of the rocks) is a region of the Colorado Plateau famed for its cluster of large sandstone buttes, the tallest reaching 1,000 feet above the valley floor. Located on the Arizona-Utah state line, Monument Valley lies […]