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<i>Is THIS in Arizona?</i>
Yes , this is in Arizona.

The Mormon Mountain Trail (#58) leads to the 8,449' summit of Mormon
Mountain west of the lake. Mormon Mountain (seen here) lies within a forest of Ponderosa pine, mixed conifers and aspen. At a number of places along
the route, openings in the forest canopy provide long distance views of
600-acre Mormon Lake and the grassy flats and forest-covered hills that surround it.

In drought years, Mormon Lake soon becomes "Mormon Meadow." At the
viewpoint where I took this photo, there's also a view of the San
Francisco Peaks 25+ miles to the north.

Here's a shot from this same viewpoint in late winter.

July 2, 2008

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Clark_GriswoldWet....

Clark_Griswold

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, but a year before the same view had dust blowing across the dried out lake bed.
Posted May 17, 2009 2:20 pm

lcarreauRe: Wet....

lcarreau

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Right on! It "blows me away" how one year
can be so different from the next.

Well, now it's time for me to throw a Jimmy
Buffett CD into the player. Have a good 'un,
and take care out there.
Posted May 17, 2009 7:52 pm

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lcarreauSubmitted by lcarreau
on Jul 6, 2008 6:03 pm

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Lat/Lon: 34.96113°N / 111.43785°W
Object Title: Is THIS in Arizona?

Image Type(s): Hiking, Flora, Informational, Scenery, Water