Most People Don’t Know Arizona Has A Tundra And It’s Simply Stunning
Have you had a chance to hike the San Francisco Peaks before? I hiked Kachina Trail—which runs five miles one-way across the base of the Peaks—a few summers ago and underestimated just how long a hike over and back would be. Despite how angry my legs were that evening, getting to see the aspens and pines on the verge of changing colors and the delicate forest environment was an amazing experience.
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Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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