Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Petrified Forest National Park

When I talk about brain-frying heat, this is the time of the year that best describes it.

The Phoenix metropolitan area is projected to reach records highs by the end of this week, touching into the 120s in some parts. It's a dangerous time to be outside for any prolonged period of time and definitely not enjoyable, especially if you're not wearing your energy dome.

So, why not consider taking a long weekend trip to escape the heat and experience some of the wonders of nature that the northern Arizona high country has to offer?

Perhaps something like the Petrified Forest National Park located in Holbrook, AZ where daytime highs aren't quite as bad, and the nights are comfortably cool.

Petrified Forest National Park from Andrew Kearns on Vimeo.


  1. Or if that doesn't sound interesting, many of the State Parks are in the rural areas of Arizona where it can be five to 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix, depending on the elevation.

    With the hot temperatures sizzling Phoenix and other urban areas, there are many places you can go over Fourth of July weekend 2013 to keep cool and relaxed. Stay Cool for Fourth of July at one of the State Parks in Cooler Rural Communities

  2. That's one of my fave things about Phoenix. Despite being miserably hot for several months, a short trip in most any direction will provide cool relief and entirely different scenery.