Tuesday Tidbits #66 Prescott National Forest

Hello and Welcome to a Late Edition of Tuesday Tidbits!

It’s been a fun few days here at Two Trails One Road. We experienced a fun Jeep ride this past week that took us into the mountains at about 6000 ft. elevation in the Prescott National Forest.

And this is what we encountered. SNOW!

This is The Senator Highway out of Prescott, AZ

The problem is that this road turns into a dirt trail that is not plowed. This can be dangerous especially on hairpin turns with no guardrails! So we stopped and before we turned around we made a snowman!

Our Little Snowman

We got turned around and ended up on a beautiful dirt trail called Copper Basin. Beautiful views!

We came across this photographer that was taking pictures of Abert Squirrels! They are gray in color and have big tufted ears. Adorable!

Her camera.

If you look on the ground of the above picture you will find the Ponderosa Pine needles down on the ground. They feed on almost everything of the Ponderosa Pine… the cones, buds, twigs, fungus and tree sap! When they are through with a certain twig… they throw it down to the ground!

As we drove down the mountain we also encountered some thick clouds…

The Arizona Blue Sky tried to regain its true self as the day went on!

The Arizona Blue Sky is returning!

Another adventure had by us… and it was fun! 😀

And back down here in the Valley… the Phoenix area… the Lupines are blooming, trees have green buds and we have our Arizona blue skies!

Thank you for reading! As always I look forward to your lovely comments!

31 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #66 Prescott National Forest

    1. Our state is very well known for exactly what you described. And it’s all due to elevation change. They say that here in Arizona you can golf in the morning and snow ski in the afternoon! All because of quick elevation change.

      Happy Week to you!

  1. Nancy, your wanderings are always interesting and fun. You have not sat down since retiring, but you are grabbing every day with gusto…love it! Interesting info on the squirrel and beautiful scenery at 6000 feet. Oh those gorgeous lupines!

    Happy Wednesday my friend!!

    1. The wild Lupines always make me SMILE! 💜
      And yes… we are a very active couple who love exploring all this Public Land here in AZ! So much to see!
      But today we stay put … as I need to work on sewing my felt flowers! I plan on sharing soon!
      Happy Wednesday to you! 😊

    1. It’s all this Public Land that we just can not get enough of! So many places to explore.

      And yes… you said it perfectly… this is why we love tomWinter here!

  2. Another lovely Tuesday Tidbit, Nancy! Your photos always warm my heart and make me smile. ❤️

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    1. Indeed! Here in AZ because there are mountain ranges… in the winter months we can reach snow in just an hour from where we live. Then return to a warm sunny day in the Valley. No coat is needed today here in the Valley.

      And yes… this was a fun adventure!

    1. Exactly Kirt! This state is diverse from North to South and East to west! It’s amazing!

      Thank you for your kind words. Happy week to you!

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