I love driving up the steep and switchbacked road to the level top of Juniper Flats, a massive granite flat-topped mountain just a mile or so north of Bisbee. I’ve been trying to organize hikes up there lately, but it has just been so hot. What people don’t realize is that at over seven thousand feet in elevation above sea level, it’s always cooler up there.
This morning the only person to show up was John Beland, a musical and horticultural friend of mine who lives over in the Other Valley, on the other side of the Mule Mountains from where I live. His and Marcia’s place is not far from Echoing Hope Ranch, my home away from home.
Here’s a selection of photos I shot while John and I were up there this morning.