McDowell Mountain Gallery

The gallery for the Mcdowell Mountains is now up! I’ve only been on one short hike there, but the area is beautiful and I have no doubt that it gets even better farther in. These mountains are interesting in that they form a wall keeping the expansion of Phoenix at bay, so that there is a large expanse of desert on the far side. Like the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, this place serves to keep a bit of land alive as it was before the city. Someday I’ll go back and take a closer look, preferably in the morning when the sun is quiet and the cool air of dawn still rolls off the peaks.


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