Sierra Vista, Arizona woke up the morning of 14 December 2011 to see that the Huachuca Mountains received a pretty good dusting of snow down to approx. 5000ft. We headed up to the 3 main areas, Ramsey Canyon, Carr Canyon and Miller Canyon to see what we could get. Coronado Park officials had Ramsey and Carr closed off due to road conditions but we had fun getting out and getting what we could.
One of the many things I love about Arizona is the scenic views, the clouds, rich blue skies, lightning storms, sunsets and the infinite visibility. I plan on spending more time taking images of scenic, nature and landscapes in the near future of our immediate area; it’s been too long since I have done that and it’s time that changes.
This past summer, the Mountains suffered a major fire dubbed “The Monument Fire” was the largest to ever hit our area consuming over 30,500 acres of land, 40 homes and 10 buildings. It was nice to see nature healing itself but you could still see reminders of the fire.
One of my favorite places to shoot or shoot from is “Our Lady of the Mountains”, a catholic Church and sanctuary built on the side of the mountains south of Sierra Vista. The property suffered major damage and the church building was a destroyed and if not for the rock wall structures would have burnt to the ground.
Weather for this weekend calls for more snow which is not uncommon for this area. Sierra Vista, Arizona is registered with an elevation of 4623ft and both Miller and Carr peaks near 9500ft. so we hope for more photos this weekend if we get a good bit of snow and maybe catch some wildlife in the process.
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