Central and Southern Arizona.
I realized I have not shared most of the photographs from last year’s west/southwest trip Kyle and I went on in August/September. After the Grand Canyon’s south rim, we made our way south, planning to check out ruins and eventually go west after hitting Phoenix to see Joshua Tree. Geogrpahically, Arizona is such an intersting state. I was surprised how wet and lush northern and central Arizona is, and even more surprised of how dangerous and scary the desert in Southern Arizona is. The high desert of Utah I’m use to is so mild and safe in comparison. Like most places I visit, I fell in love and dream to live here one day to explore a little more.
We got caught in a flash flood checking out ruins in Sedona, so we parked to the side of the road and blasted Explosions in the Sky. The landscape in this area blew my mind, it seemed like a mixture of what I imagine Ireland would be like and the desert. Also, it was strange imagining people lived and thrived in these now deserted structures once upon a time.
Once south, we stopped off the side of the road to photograph some cacti, due to time constraints we couldn’t stop at an actual state park, and I almost stepped on a tortoise. If you have never seen cacti in the wild, I highly recommend it.