We took a long weekend and headed to Fool Hollow in Show Low. It's always a bit cooler up there and by this time of the year we have had it with the heat. Enough with the heat already!
On Sunday we took a drive over Rte 260 to Heber since we had never traveled that road before. As we were traveling we realized that 260 is the northern border of the area burned by the Rodeo-Chediski fire in 2002 and the damage is still very evident. It's coming back but it will take a long time to fully recover.
As we were driving along, I was looking around trying to imagine what the area might have looked like when fully involved, if that's the correct term. I had this sense of actually being at the top of the world and it took me a minute to realize that I could see no mountains, no land higher than I was. There aren't many places in Arizona that you can't see mountains or mesas that are higher than you are.