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Thunderstorm on Luepp Road

Thunderstorm on Luepp
(please click to view on black // canon 5d mark ii, canon 17-40mm f/4 l, 17mm, iso 100, f/9, 1/200sec // buy print)

One of the more beautiful areas of Arizona is this little stretch of highway on Luepp Road northeast of Flagstaff. You take it to get to Grand Falls, which is where I was headed this day.

What I love about this terrain are the smooth mountains that were former volcanoes in another life. You don’t really get to see them too well in this photo, but the left horizon is the start of one of these mountains. But the grasslands are still amazing and the scenery is beautiful. In various places roads head off into the distance as this area is also used as farm land.

Of course all of it is made better by a gorgeous little downpour from a monsoon storm. One of my favorite images from last summer.

Mailboxes, etc

(click on the image for a larger view!)

The way to Grand Falls goes through Luepp Road, which was picturesque and almost as interesting to me as the Falls themselves. There were quite a few of these little mailbox clusters along the way and this scene above spoke to me so much, I actually turned around and went back a few miles to make sure I captured it before returning to my trip to the Falls.

There was just something about the way the mailboxes were all huddled together, the dirt road runs off for miles and in the far distance you can actually see the houses these boxes belong to. The sky was so great this day…the clouds perfection.

I’ve lived in Arizona my entire 35+ years of existence yet still I have so much to see and discover…Luepp Road is a stretch of country I’ve never seen before but am so grateful I got the chance.