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Into the Aspens

After a full day of hiking through blazing sun on the Sonoran desert hills, the cool damp air of this aspen grove created an other-worldly feel, like a forest version of Brigadoon. Here Mike Fay makes notes about the sudden change in species, as Don and Jim search for the vantage point of another of Jim’s photos from his hike in 1976. (Photo by Andrew Howley/NGS)

After a full day of hiking through blazing sun on the Sonoran desert hills, the cool damp air of this aspen grove created an other-worldly feel, like a forest version of Brigadoon. Here Mike Fay makes notes about the sudden change in species, as Don and Jim search for the vantage point of another of Jim’s photos from his hike in 1976.