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Not all of Arizona is desert. We live in Payson about 90 miles northeast of Phoenix at 5,000'. We had 2" of snow yesterday and awoke this morning to another 2" on top of that {our 6th decent snow event since November}. The temp at 0700 was 18 {feels like 10}.

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Have been waiting for my indie RV mechanic to come out and make a couple of repairs {replace a leaking LP gauge on the main tank and repair/replace a leaking valve on the toilet} to our Class C out in the driveway but the weather is not cooperating. He can't work in these conditions and we can't use the coach until the repairs are completed. With no new precipitation in the forecast hopefully he will be able to get out later this week.

We were hoping to get back to Quartzite this year after a two years of Covid induced absence but that's not going happen anytime soon. Oh well, playing in the snow in our Rzr SXS is a hoot with miles of trails right out of our driveway.

We put out bird seed year round and while the birds do get some the local Grey tree squirrels get most of it. They provide endless entertainment with their antics which we thoroughly enjoy. Our daughter and SIL gave this upgraded feeder for Christmas and our fur buddies seem to like it:

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I love N AZ. We used to go snomachining up around you. Mormon Lakes and Alpine? out east.
Be the only sled trailer heading out of Phx in the morning!
Neighbors thought they were jet skis….


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Posted: 01/24/23 10:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Must be nice there at that alt. in the hot summer months!

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This seems to be a Very popular year to visit Quartzite with no regard for high gas prices. It's the most RV's we have seen on BLM land and traffic in town is more than we have seen in several years of coming here for the big rv show. Hope you get the rv fixed soon.


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Posted: 01/24/23 01:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just for comparison, this is a light year for us up here.

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Looks beautiful! We'll be coming through Payson in about a week and a half, on our way to Mesa. Looks like what we have here in Wisconsin! [emoticon]

Enjoy! BTW you live in an AWESOME area!! [emoticon]

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Thanks one and all for the kind words. We moved up here 2.5 years ago from Tucson and have not looked back. Payson with a population of roughly 15,000 is a friendly little town {the joke is if you go more than 2 miles in any direction you aren't in Payson anymore} with some amazing weather and nearly unlimited opportunities for outdoor fun. Occasionally need to go down to the Phoenix area but it is only a 90 minute trip {in good weather}.

The forecast is calling for more snow Monday/Tuesday so am hoping my mechanic can get to us on Friday. The low temps are in the teens so most of the snow is still with us but it is gorgeous and with 4" not much work to deal with. Took a nice ride yesterday in our Honda Ridgeline {AWD}. This pic is on the road off of 260 that leads up to the fish hatchery {about 12 miles from home} fortunately we were following snowplow:

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Once we return home it is time to fire up the wood burning stove and kick back with a beverage:

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