Updated: Oct 11, 2019
Arizona was established in 1912. It is located in the Sonoran Desert and is bordered by the Rocky Mountains. I have driven there several times. I have experienced Arizona’s triple-digit, very dry heat in the summer. I have experienced Arizona’s snow in the winter. Yes, it does snow in the desert. When the flowers bloom on the cacti in the desert, it is absolutely breath-taking; not to mention that cacti are a good source of food. Desert owls make their homes inside of cacti. The desert is notably home to the rattlesnake, the scorpion, and the tarantula spider.
Arizona is also home to the famous Grand Canyon. Driving through the Grand Canyon in a 53-ft. tractor trailer can only be described as “an experience of a lifetime.” It was daunting having to make the drive up elevations in excess of 7,000 feet above sea level. It was exhilarating driving down the steep downgrades all the way back to sea level.
Arizona’s landscape does not include a lot of grassy places. A variety of rocks are used as landscape materials. I hope you enjoy this brief glimpse into the Great State of Arizona from my tractor trailer.