Photo of the Day: Snow on the Mazatzal Range

Snow on the Mazatzals, northeast of Phoenix

While I didn’t see any snowflakes in Phoenix yesterday (there are reports that some areas got a few flakes), I did get a nice view of snow-capped peaks in the Mazatzal Range, about 50 miles northeast of Phoenix. That’s Mount Ord — wearing the white hat and farthest to the right (south) in the distance. It’s 7,128 feet. I took the photo five minutes before the sun set — with just enough time to hike down from the saddle below Piestewa Peak and hustle back on the trail to my car — with enough light to avoid gathering chollas spines.

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