Snow fighting in AZ

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Dragon, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. Dragon

    Dragon Member

  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Great story and great pics too!

  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Sheeze, that could have happened this week. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Thanks for the link.
  4. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Wow! Brings back boyhood memories!

    Believe it or not, my moms side of the family homesteaded parts of this area way back when. We've actally found the old homestead!
    Every summer from the time I was 'bout 10 till 18 or so, my family used to spend at least a couple weeks every year at Big Lake which is right up in this area. I have hiked, biked, and driven many miles of that old roadbed and am very familiar with most of it except for the portion down towards Maverick. In some of those photographs, I know exactly where they were taken and it gives me chills to see that area with an actual locomotive in it. There are no tracks in place anymore and I have always wondered about the kind of trains that traveled that road. Even now, I take my family up there every year (or at least we try) and I will never see that old abandoned roadbed the same way! While I have no pictures of the actual road bed (I'll change that next time we go up there), I do have some photos in the near vicinity that show what the country looks like when there is no snow! Of the two photos where I am posing with my little scooter, the old roadbed is behind me on the other side of the lake at the bottome of the tree line.
    Thanks for the memories. That was great!

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  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Thanks Dragon, The story and pics are great! Hard to believe they battled thru that with just a mounted plow. Looks high enough to need a rotary! I enjoyed reading it.
  6. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    All that green. It is beautiful:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    jawdrop THERE ARE PLACES THAT BEAUTIFUL IN THIS WORLD? Just, in a word, Wow. jawdrop
  8. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Yeh and Arizona no less... go figure. Isn't Arizona supposed to be all desert :D :D JK.
  9. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    i lived in the Flagstaff area for 3 years, and over those 3 winters I saw a total of about 30 inches of snow. Last winter, it snowed and snowed. This winter, they had none until a few weeks ago, and guess who was in town visiting :(

    Now I am in lincoln nebraska for a week - and guess what? 12 freakin inches. Sigh..


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