Woot, woot, in the butte (Thumb Butte, Arizona).

Jetting high into the sky, Thumb Butte sits proudly as a distinctive landmark of Prescott, Arizona. Nestled in the Prescott National Forest, Thumb Butte is so prominent that it’s difficult to miss, even many miles out. Hiking Thumb Butte is popular, although when we went, we only came across about 8 people along the entire …

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Montezuma Castle National Monument: “It’s not a castle and Montezuma never lived there.”

"It’s not a castle and Montezuma never lived there,” declared the hilariously blunt opening line on the back of the magnet I bought at the gift shop. In fact, the “castle” was abandoned almost an entire century (some say 40 years) before the famous Aztec emperor was even born. It got its name when early …

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Northern Arizona: The Land of Freak Snowstorms.

Beware of the 10. It's a 2-lane interstate and the most southern highway from California to Phoenix. A semi overturned and it became a parking lot because there is literally nowhere else to go. Purgatory. When you think of Arizona, what first comes to mind? It's probably something along the lines of hot, barren, desert, …

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