Sightseeing & Activities
You’ll find visiting Flagstaff that you’ll be surrounded by mountains, desert and ponderosa pines and known for its San Francisco Peaks, Humphreys Peak (Arizona’s tallest mountain at 12,633 feet in elevation) and the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort. Those are the more popular aspects of Flagstaff but we found this gem of a hike within the Coconino National Forest – Red Mountain Trail (GPS).
Answer: Old Fort Sumner Cemetery. Today’s marathon drive started at our Lake Waco Marina and Campground stay. Our goal was to make it to Arizona. To stretch our legs, we made a pit stop here after 8 hours of driving.
We had to passthrough Texas to get home to Arizona… but where haven’t we been yet? As fans of HGTV’s Fixer Upper show, we planned our pitstop at their Silos Baking Co before settling in at Lake Waco Marina and Campground.
We’ve participated in many a zip-line thrills in past vacations, but have yet to do a “Superman” zip. Found a full day port excursion with a variety of fun – UTVs, zip lines, Pendulum swing and waterslide.
Had an impressive 2-day, back-to-back jet ski adventure with The Armstrongs exploring parts of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy the outdoors in our desert summer heat waves which exceeded 100°F. But wearing / bringing sun protection, having ice cold drinks in a cooler and taking an occasional dip in the water helped keep our cool. Not a sunburn or feeling of heat stroke. Enjoy a glimpse of the area we visited with the videos I’ve put together.
How do we enjoy the outdoors with the high of 104°F here? We are up & at em at 5:30am. Get to Lake Mohave by 7:00am. Although, in hindsight, sunrise’s at 5:23am so, that would be the optimal time to arrive at the lake in order to beat: (1) any weekday crowd, if any (2) the heat (3) the winds.