Last week, Arizona had one of the BIGGEST winter storms in recent history- it was nuts. The single day rainfall record was nearly double the previous record, and higher elevations had such intense snowfall that interstates and most roads up north were shut down for days. For goodness' sake- it was so out of control that we actually had TORNADO WARNINGS in metro Phoenix! Say what?! So what do Arizonans do once the insanity passes? We head straight for the areas where the action is!
Our route of choice was an impromptu drive to a place called Oak Flat between Superior and Globe, an area where I used to go climbing, bouldering and camping (three pastimes I would like to take up again… someday). On our way there, we not only got a closer look at the snow-capped peaks surrounding the Valley, there were also waterfalls all along side the US-60, and the sky was breathtaking! Here's a few pictures- it was super cold, so we left Linnea in her car seat the whole time. Didn't stop me from snapping a picture or two of her 🙂
One of many waterfalls at Oak Flat- this was up by the mine:
The snow-capped hills surrounding the area- the light was beautifully contrasted:
A few pictures of the three of us:
The old mine road through Oak Flat:
Here are a couple of pictures of the waterfalls that formed on the side of the highway. We snapped these as we were driving by:
Some gorgeous desert scenery:
The sky was amazing!
Next road trip adventure with our little one: Sedona and Flagstaff sometime before the hubster has to head back to work on February 3.