Payson-Camp Verde Loop; Mogollon Rim, December 5, 2014
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On the day after a rain, Jacque, Clara and I were hoping for clean air and sunshine with a few light clouds. Turned out there were lots of clouds. The Mazatzals and later the Bradshaws were cloud-topped. We drove through low clouds on the Beeline Highway around Mt. Ord.

As always, we stop to take pictures. We had lunch at El Rancho in Payson before driving on to Camp Verde and then south on I-17. Got home at 4:00 in the afternoon, in the midst of rush hour traffic.

See also: Clara’s Pictures.

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Cloud-topped Diamond Mountain, from Ballantine Trailhead.
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Ridgeline of the Mazatzals, from Deer Creek Trailhead.
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Gold Ridge with its top in the clouds.
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Clouds in the Mazatzals extend down to the lower elevations.
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Rocks in the East Verde River have water level marks.
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Autumn color is where you find it.
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The East Verde River is popular with outdoor enthusiasts.
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Layers of clouds float by as we continue west along AZ 260.
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The Bradshaws, Bland Hill, and Bumble Bee — from Sunset Point.
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Bumble Bee, Arizona
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Jacque enjoys a fine view at Sunset Point.
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At Anthem, Clara is quick on the draw.
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Sun dog over the Anthem power lines.

Arizona Hike Pictures updated December 5, 2014