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Old Jan 25th 2010, 3:08 pm
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Default Snow in Phoenix!

Well, not exactly IN Phoenix, but, you can see it from here!

I just happened to see this while exploring Fountain Hills, a community on the outskirts of Phoenix, yesterday. Turns out the fountain only runs 15 minutes every hour, so I missed it in some photos. The mountain range is 'four peaks' and gets snow once every few years, apparently. Arizona continues to amaze!
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Old Jan 25th 2010, 3:11 pm
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I can see the phrase "When hell freezes over" dropping out of use soon if this keeps up.

What is that mud hut in pic #4? A hotel or something?

Nice camera work.
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Old Jan 25th 2010, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
Well, not exactly IN Phoenix, but, you can see it from here!

I just happened to see this while exploring Fountain Hills, a community on the outskirts of Phoenix, yesterday. Turns out the fountain only runs 15 minutes every hour, so I missed it in some photos. The mountain range is 'four peaks' and gets snow once every few years, apparently. Arizona continues to amaze!
Nice photos! I figured with all the storms we've been having, Four Peaks would get snow. I kept looking, but it was covered with clouds...then when the air cleared, I forgot to look! LOL

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Old Jan 25th 2010, 3:43 pm
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I can see the phrase "When hell freezes over" dropping out of use soon if this keeps up.

What is that mud hut in pic #4? A hotel or something?

Nice camera work.
The 'mud hut' is a multi-million dollar (one would guess!) home - an adobe style, which is quite prevalent here and which I happen to love!
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Awesome pics. I love the desert.
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Fabulous photos.
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I can see the phrase "When hell freezes over" dropping out of use soon if this keeps up.
That might be sooner than you think, if this guy's right...

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Thanks for posting these photos. I actually got married in Fountain Hills with the ceremony overlooking these mountains. Something different for the folks back home to experience (did rather miss the English country church, but you can't have everything).
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Default Re: Snow in Phoenix!

Today I flew to NY from PHX, and got to see the mountains from the plane. Not sure if these are the same ones or not - but anyway, seeing snow on these desert mountains is pretty weird! I plan to drive out to this area when I get back and do some exploring ...
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Today I flew to NY from PHX, and got to see the mountains from the plane. Not sure if these are the same ones or not - but anyway, seeing snow on these desert mountains is pretty weird! I plan to drive out to this area when I get back and do some exploring ...
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Today I flew to NY from PHX, and got to see the mountains from the plane. Not sure if these are the same ones or not - but anyway, seeing snow on these desert mountains is pretty weird! I plan to drive out to this area when I get back and do some exploring ...
If you're planning to go up to Four Peaks, be aware that you'll need a 4-wheel-drive vehicle. You can go part way up in a regular car, but to go further up, requires 4-wheel, especially if there's snow and runoff, I imagine!

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