Usually the people I was with and I wait to go hiking until the weather starts to cool off in September and June, but I was being stubborn and wanted to go in early June
Having fun outdoors in Arizona is easier said than done. It’s actually colder in the mountainous regions, especially on the CO Plateau in the north, however the rest of Arizona is desert land. It gets excruciatingly sizzling for a large portion of the year, and our winters are mild as well. I have friends that live in Flagstaff and Sedona who all see snow in the mountains during the Winter time holidays, however it is largely absent from Phoenix most years. The last time there was a notable snowfall at lower elevations was in 1998, when Sky Harbor Airport recorded a mere trace of snow at 0.22 inches of precipitation. Like various of the sites in Florida where our extended family is located, Phoenix has highs in the 60s and 77s during the Winter time and lows in the 40s most days. Once the people I was with and I roll into Summer weather, things change drastically. Temperatures climb above 100 degrees, occasionally above 110 degrees. If you go out hiking and the weather is too intensely sizzling for you to handle, refusing to turn around and go lake house could result in a drastic emergency. I went hiking with our bestie in the South Mountain Park and Preserve yepterday enjoy the people I was with and I do any other time the people I was with and I come. Usually the people I was with and I wait to go hiking until the weather starts to cool off in September and June, but I was being stubborn and wanted to go in early June. Needless to say the temperature was 110 degrees outside and the people I was with and I had to turn around and head back to our house in Phoenix.