White Mountains, Arizona

photographyAt the eastern section of Arizona, the White Mountains region is famous for fishing, hiking, camping and just about any four season outdoor activity your heart desires. Big Baldy Mountain at 11,421′ in Apache County looks down on many mountain lakes and campgrounds. Here are seven shots of a meadow surrounding two popular lakes for camping and fishing, Big Lake and Crescent Lake. 

20160522_121308_003
Big Lake
Back End of Big Lake
Back End of Big Lake
The Hike on the Meadow
The Start of a Hike
Meadow Hike Trail
Meadow Hike Trail
Crescent Lake
Crescent Lake
Fishing on the Pier
Fishing on the Pier
Red Cabin, Crescent Lake
Red Cabin, Crescent Lake

In a month, the white grass will be green, but I liked the sparse, pristine setting. It was 65 degrees and sunny all weekend.  AZWHITEMOUNTAINS.NET is the place to go to learn more about this beautiful part of Arizona. Which shot do you like best? 

42 thoughts on “White Mountains, Arizona

  1. I like the one of you bundled up, Cindy! All of them are beautiful scenery, though! 🙂

    Like

    1. Ha! The brisk wind off the water had me reaching for the blanket, that’s for sure. It was perfect for hiking.

      Like

  2. Fishing. Then “the stsrt of a hike.” is so basic and such a good first steps to god knows what & where. thanx for sharing, Cindy. G.R.

    Like

    1. Hi, G.R. Thank you for commenting. I wandered around the top of the world, it felt like, the space wide and white, the sun blue and brilliant. I’ve had an amazing day.

      Like

  3. Looks beautiful Cindy!

    Like

    1. Thanks, Zoe! (I can’t make the e with the Umlaut.)

      Liked by 1 person

      1. 🙂 The fact that you know what “those dots” are is way more than enough!

        Dammit, earlier I had stated that I really loved pictures Big Lake, the start of a hike, and Crescent Lake. Obviously I didn’t send the right comment.

        Like

  4. “Start of a hike” is a really classy photograph!

    Like

    1. Classy. Well, that’s swell. My curiosity got the better of me. Nothing like a fence and a hill to make you wonder what’s on the other side.

      Like

  5. Now there’s a question. With all those super compositions how to pick a favourite? ‘The Start of a Hike’ has it for the element of the unkown

    Like

    1. Derrick, thank you, there’s a story in it, a “Once upon a time” I’m glad you liked it.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Lovely photographs. The views of the lake are stunning. Looks so peaceful and relaxing 🙂

    Like

    1. We were on a search for water. Mountain lakes and rivers, the sounds and smells, I never appreciated them more than when I moved to the desert.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Must’ve been a great day. I love the sounds and smells near rivers and the sea. Very calming and relaxing 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  7. They are all good, but I like the red cabin, with the lake behind. It looks like the archetypal American frontier image.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Like

    1. Hi Pete! Thanks for the vote. I liked the red,white, and blue of it. I felt like I was walking inside an Andrew Wyeth painting. (Christina’s World)

      Like

      1. For me, it said everything about the frontier spirit of America. A standout image, Cindy.
        Best wishes as always, Pete.

        Liked by 1 person

  8. I take it, when the white grass turns green, the area is far more crowded?
    I agree with Pete, I like the cabin picture.

    Like

    1. The week before Memorial Day Weekend you have it all to yourself! Just the way I like it. Thanks, GP.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. We have yet to explore the White Mountains, but it’s in the plans. I have a feeling we’ll like it there.

    Like

    1. Ingrid, we stayed in Alpine at a lodge which was fun. There are campgrounds all over. I liked Big Lake. Off of 260 by Greer are pretty campgrounds. There was a fire in 2011 and 2012 which burned sections of the forest. The growth and new trees give the area hope. Stubbly sections; perhaps you should investigate before committing to place.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I remember that horrific fire. The smoke traveled to our home in Colorado. Thanks for the info.

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Your photographs are stunning, and make me yearn to take a road trip, far away from the grimness of urban life!

    Like

    1. Thank you, Paul. I have to schedule my escapades or they never happen.

      Like

  11. Rafael del Casal May 24, 2016 — 8:18 pm

    Great photos,Cindy. The red cabin’s my favorite.

    Like

    1. Hi Rafael, thank you! Nothing like a bolt of color on an otherwise pale setting.

      Like

  12. Riding country. Bear country?

    Like

    1. Just around the corner! You bettcha. Oh, you would like this detail. On the way home we saw true working cowboys marching a head of cattle from A to B. There were 8 of them.

      Like

      1. O i would have loved to see that !!!

        Liked by 1 person

  13. I love the red cabin one. You go on such wonderful adventures!

    Like

    1. This one was only four hours away. That’s what’s cool about the state of Arizona. You can see such a variety of topography and it’s not crowded here. It’s new (1910 it became a state) and clean and 50 percent of the residents transferred here from somewhere else. The Native American voice is fascinating and Hispanic culture like an Anaheim pepper thrown into the pot. It’s not boring.

      Like

  14. All very nice, Cindy, but I vote for “Back end of Big Lake” Awesome shot!

    Like

    1. I appreciate your vote, Rick. The layers of color caught my eye.

      Like

  15. I had a choice of moving to either Texas or Arizona and after viewing these gorgeous photos I kind of regret that I didn’t choose Arizona.

    Like

    1. Well, I have come to really appreciate it. Coming from the Midwest and east coast, my perception of AZ was it looked like a setting from Mars. But I’ve learned it’s very diverse. I like the North Central region. Thank you for stopping by.

      Like

  16. I didn’t realize Arizona was so beautiful!

    Like

    1. Yes, it is. The White Mts. region reminds me a lot of Maine.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Really beautiful pictures this post Cindy, very difficult to choose. I’ll pick Crescent Lake but the colours are so vibrant in Back End of Big Lake.

    Like

I ♥ comments.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close