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Ch-ch-ch- changes

by Steve Bodinet

azfamily.com

Posted on September 11, 2009 at 7:40 PM

It's that time of year again. You know, when the temperatures finally dip down below 100, sometimes even into the 90's. it's called October and in the high country, the weather is beautiful.

So you need to head that way to see something all you Midwesterners used to take for granted. The changing of the leaves. The first half of Oct. means Flagstaff, Sunrise, Lakeside, Greer, Show Low, and Williams are cool hot spots. Aspen trees blanket the mountain sides with yellow and add to the already gorgeous views. The leaves up high can stay for weeks, but remember, a few cold nights, and some rain, and they're gone. that's not altogether bad news for Arizonans cuz the leaves here change at different times depending on different elevations. Late Oct. means heading to the Mogollon Rim, Woods Canyon Lake, Willow Springs Lake, the towns of Payson and Prescott. The colors there come later because of the warmer temps. Heading into November and even December, you can still enjoy fall in our state. Camp Verde, Bisbee, Patagonia and tons of other lower elevation spots sport fall colors while the rest of the country is shoveling snow.
So don't waste any of this...get up, get out and enjoy.

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