We move to the Forest (Munds Park, AZ)
If a man is talking in the forest, and there is no woman there to hear him, is he still wrong? (Jenny Weber)
Such philosophical thoughts enrapture the mind as we walk through the thick trees of the woods. Thankfully, being a woman, I know myself to be always right so I cast that conundrum aside and immerse myself in the deep nature of the forest. Here we are, the sounds of birds twirping, an opera of frogs in the creek, the crisp cut of alpine air and the sweet scent of pine cones. Yes, folks, we have left the desert and ascended 6000 feet into the wooded area of Munds Park/Pinewood AZ and the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the world. It’s a whole other environment, and a welcome one after 2 months in the searing desert.
We’ve noticed several immediate, positive changes with our drive to higher elevations
- The animals are no longer walking bundles of static electricity thanks to several % points higher humidity
- We’ve been able to emerge from lunch-time hibernation into normal everyday life
- Our alligator-skin (an adaptation to the desert, no doubt) has taken on a more plump and normal appearance
Polly is also ecstatic. Being a mostly black and very hairy dog she’s taken to the forest like a bee to honey and frolicked around in her very first patch of snow with obvious glee. We’ll be spending 2 weeks here exploring the area, and coming up with more RV tips and musings so look out for the next installment. In the meantime some parting pics: