Friday hike blogging: clouds!

by Robin Harris on Saturday, 23 August, 2014

There’s a reason Arizona doesn’t have Daylight Saving Time: we have as much daylight as we can stand. With over 300 sunny days a year – and the sunniest are often the hottest – it’s a relief to see the sun set as the perceived temps drop 10-15°F.

Despite that, summer is my favorite season because of the clouds. We get much of our clouds and rain in summer – low pressure in the warm mountain west sucks up moisture from the gulf and coast – and the clouds dapple the mountains. If we’re lucky we get low clouds drifting among the rocks while the setting sun illuminates them.

This view looks north from the old Jordan Trail across Mormon Canyon to Wilson Mountain.

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Yes, it’s Saturday. Took PTO Friday. Picture on Tuesday.

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