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.