Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: View from Imperial Point Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, ranges in width from 0.25 to 15 …

Hoover Dam

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Light Traffic The Bureau of Reclamation conducts tours through the Hoover Dam (also known as Boulder Dam to locals) and power plant since 1937. Today, nearly 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour, even more visit the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, some 145,000 acres created as a result of the …

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Photo: Elf Owl Spotlight on Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Key Linksnps.gov/orpi/index.htmNews releasesPark newspaperPark Planning Trees and [email protected] Questions Does the park have a friends’ group? How is the border wall impacting Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument? Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/s2rbG8H6mhg3GoqD8 HeadlinesVideo shows cacti being bulldozed at national monument during border wall constructionTrump border wall may damage …

Flagstaff, Arizona

Photo Flagstaff (Diné: Kinłání Dookʼoʼoosłííd Biyaagi, Havasupai: Wii Hagnbaj or Wii Baggwa) is located in northern Arizona. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Cm7k6sTjKwpV2dF89 HeadlinesHow Flagstaff, Arizona, switched to LEDs without giving astronomers a headache – Arts Technica [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] Elsewhere on the WebKinłání Dookʼoʼoosłííd BiyaagiMuseum of Northern ArizonaLowell Observatory Nearby: Wupatki National Monumentnps.gov/wupa Embedded Tweets WikipediaFlagstaffKinłání – Wiktionary Nearby Parks …

Monsoon

Photo: Henderson Skies July is the start of monsoon season in the Southwest USA – Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah. The season runs through September as the Mohave Desert gets the occasional giant splattering of rain. Microbursts are common. Questions For those experienced in such matters, what are the do’s and don’ts? How are …

Arizona

Photo: Twin Arrows Arizona borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, touches Colorado and has a 389-mile (626 kilometers) international border with the states of Sonora and Baja California in Mexico. The name of the state appears to originate from an earlier Spanish name, Arizonac, derived from the O’odham name alĭ ṣonak, meaning “small spring” (Historians …

Arizona Links

Arizona flag What would locals like visitors to know about Arizona? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesFeds reveal details for border wall that will span San Pedro River – @tonydavis987Migrant kids in overcrowded Arizona border station allege sex assault, retaliation from U.S. agentsEats and Beats: A Subterranean Restaurant Best things to do …

Meteor Crater

Photo: Ken Lund, Crater One of the more amazing sites in the world and most certainly along Interstate 40, Exit 233 … Meteor Crater Wikipedia: Meteor Crater is a meteorite impact crater approximately 37 miles (60 km) east of Flagstaff and 18 miles (29 km) west of Winslow in the northern Arizona desert of the …

Phoenix Links

Phoenix flag What would locals like visitors to know about Phoenix, Arizona? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesRapid growth in Arizona’s suburbs bets against an uncertain water supply – HCN Nearby: Boyce Thompson ArboretumOn U.S. Highway 60, an hour’s drive east from Phoenix and 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Superior, Arizona.btarboretum.org – …

Phoenix

Photo: Alan English, Skyline Phoenix is the capital and most populous city in the state of Arizona. With 1,615,017 people (as of 2018), Phoenix is the fifth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents. Museumsheard.org …