Photograph by Scott Baxter
Jay Dusard will settle for the chile relleno, he supposes. The enchiladas he’s loved for years are no longer on the menu at the Gadsden Hotel’s lobby restaurant.  The hotel, it seems, is a little…
Photograph by Paul Markow
I don’t have much experience with dead wildlife. But I once had a friend who did quill work and was ecstatic when any of us found road-killed porcupines to take to him. I’ve also watched tribal…
Photograph by James Tallon
Here in Arizona, as “the swift seasons roll” to bring Autumn leaves tumbling round our ears, I am reminded anew of the poet who urged America to know herself. Where else has that ringing challenge,…
Photograph by Eirini Pajak
Patrick Pynes and his partner, Sharon Lee Harris, live in a mountain oasis surrounded by natural beauty. Their 2.5-acre property northeast of Flagstaff offers a spectacular view of the San Francisco…
Photograph by Kathy Ritter
Have you ever looked up one day and realized the season has changed, like the tick of a minute hand on the clock? It was the day when rain took on a slight scent of snow, when midday light didn’t…
Fall Color Guide Map
Hikes 1 Arizona Trail (San Francisco Peaks Passage) DIFFICULTY: Easy ELEVATION: 8,928 to 9,000 feet LENGTH: 15 miles round-trip (to Forest Road 418) DIRECTIONS: From Flagstaff, go north on U.S.…
Photograph by Bob Bradshaw
The touch of Midas is felt throughout the highlands at this time of the year and the Season’s touch has turned much of the green to gold. Is there anything in all of Nature so radiant as an aspen…
Photograph by Bruce D. Taubert
If you were to choose a bug’s life, being a butterfly would definitely be the way to go. For one thing, there’s variety. You start off as a caterpillar — cute and even fuzzy, not creepy and slimy…