Friday Snapshot: Flagstaff, Arizona

When you visit Flagstaff, Arizona, you find yourself in a place you’d never consider a desert. Tall pines, green grass, soaring mountain peaks…it looks more like an Alpine village than the middle of a barren wasteland. Flagstaff lies in what is considered a semi-desert and has the largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest in North America. But one of Flagstaff’s most amazing features is also Arizona’s highest point, the 12,633 foot Humphreys Peak. You can see miles upon miles of gorgeous Arizona landscape from the top, which you can reach by hiking or by taking a ride up the Arizona Snow Bowl Ski Area’s ski lifts. Even in 70 degree June heat, snow covers some of the trails at the top, so deep in places that caretakers have to cut chunks out of the snowpack to reveal the trail.

Humphreys Peak, Flagstaff, Arizona

Chris Cavallari

About Chris Cavallari

Chris is a longtime digital content producer based in Maine. Since 1999, he has been an early adopter and active participant in blogging, podcasting, and social media, and has been guiding small and mid-sized businesses in leveraging video, social media, and digital publishing to the fullest. With an avid love of travel and the outdoors, Chris started in 2009 to give him a platform to showcase his outdoors and travel adventures, and to help educate others in doing the same.