Desert To Tall Pines Highway

After spending time in the Valley and in Globe, we were more than ready to head up towards the mountains. February and March are interesting times in the life of mountain loving nomads: we want to head up in elevation but we also like to avoid cold temperatures which can still happen. The weather seemed to promise at least a week of the gorgeous weather we’ve experienced this winter so up we went.

Turning on to Arizona 288, we were delighted to see that it is known as the Desert to Tall Pines Highway

We’ve found one of our most gorgeous campsites ever. There’s an awesome view of Lake Roosevelt below us, a deep canyon just to our north, views across the valley to Four Peaks, and across the highway to the Sierra Anchas.

Salt River Swimming

After we’d closed the deal on the van, we decided the very patient puppy deserved some fun. There was still some water left in the Salt River after recent rains so we pulled off the highway and let the pup play:

He was very very pleased to be in the water again!