I’ve really got to come up with some better post titles! I’ll work on that!
We headed up to Mingus Mountain for some hiking. Realized about halfway up that we had forgotten the hiking book. But no worries, the road was closed at the top of the mountain so we parked and walked the road for several miles. It was nice and chilly. Temps in the upper 20s. Elevation 7,000 ft
thought it would be safest for all, if the boys sat at a safe distance
this is why i spend time training my guys. sit/down stays when asked. off leash. well mannered dogs have more fun
another thanks to michelle for the fantastic hats! it was in the upper 20s and breezy. our melons were nice and toasty!
it snowed for a while. then it stopped and the blue skies started to peek ou
after a couple of hours hiking, we headed back to the car and drove down to the town of jerome.
jerome is known as the most vertical city and largest ghost town in america. it’s a cute little artsy town now. here’s some history i borrowed from web:
“Located high on top of Cleopatra Hill (5,200 feet) between Prescott and Flagstaff is the historic copper mining town of Jerome, Arizona. Once known as the wickedest town in the west, Jerome was a copper mining camp, growing from a settlement of tents to a roaring mining community. Four disastrous fires destroyed large sections of the town during its early history, resulting in the incorporation of the City of Jerome in 1899.
Founded in 1876, Jerome was once the fourth largest city in the Arizona Territory. The population peaked at 15,000 in the 1920′s. The Depression of the 1930′s slowed the mining operation and the claim went to Phelps Dodge, who holds the claim today. World War II brought increased demand for copper, but after the war, demand slowed. Dependent on the copper market, Phelps Dodge Mine closed in 1953. The remaining 50 to 100 hardy souls promoted the town as a historic ghost town. In 1967 Jerome was designated a National Historic District by the federal government. Today Jerome is a thriving tourist and artist community with a population of about 450.
Jerome sits above what was the largest copper mine in Arizona and produced an astonishing 3 million pounds of copper per month. Men and women from all over the world made their way to Arizona to find work and maybe a new way of life. Today the mines are silent, and Jerome has become the largest ghost town in America.”
i’m in love with the colorful chickens!
this is a cool moon. but it kind of freaked me out. i’m confident it was watching me!