What I love about Arizona are the unique places that make it obvious where you are. The trademarks or characteristics of this fine state. In reality, there are probably hundreds of these kinds of places that when you see them in a photograph, you automatically know it’s Arizona.
The Four Peaks is one of those places for me. They’ve always been there. I’ve lived here my whole life and for some reason, it’s comforting to look up and see them. Like four big brothers keeping an eye on Phoenix and the surrounding deserts. They usually get snow on them during the winter at least once or twice, which is one of the other reasons I enjoy looking at them so much. Living in the middle of a hot desert, being able to look up in January and see snow…well…it’s nice.
Come to think of it, back in January I took a picture of the Four Peaks with some snow on them…one of my favorite shots of all-time.
Sadly, I’ve probably not been much closer to them than in this picture, which is a good ways away. Someday I’m driving up there…to the top…to see what I see. Maybe I’ll do it sooner than later. Or maybe I’ll wait until that snow returns and make the journey then.
I took this back on July 22nd during one of my “Wanderings with the Monsoon” treks around Arizona.