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Arizona Highways, April 2013
2. Editor’s Letter: Grazing Arizona, by Robert Stieve.
4. Letters to the Editor.
5. The Journal: People, places and things from around the state, including a guy who buys and sells cockroaches and tarantulas; the Globetrotter Lodge in Holbrook; band-tailed pigeons (yes, pigeons); and Tuba City, our hometown of the month.
16. Best Restaurants 2013: There are many wonderful restaurants in Arizona, and every April, we spotlight some of the best. This month, we’re at it again, but instead of having an editorial board make the picks, we enlisted the help of 10 of our favorite food-loving photographers. By Nikki Buchanan, photographs by Paul Markow.
28. Spring Water: In Arizona, springtime is subtle, and it doesn’t stir up the same fanfare it does in places like Syracuse, St. Paul and Spokane. There is a seasonal change, however. Especially in the high country, where spring snowmelt can alter the landscape. At Lake Powell, the visual effects are minimal, but come April, you can rest assured that lake levels are on the rise, and the water is too cold for skinny-dipping. A portfolio by Gary Ladd.
40. The Power of Life in a Very Hot Place: A poignant dissertation on life, death and difficult renewal in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a humbling place where “a short walk can take you out of this century and into a deep well of time.” An essay by Charles Bowden, photographs by Jack Dykinga.
46. Little Birds: Southeastern Arizona is considered the hummingbird capital of the United States. As many as 15 species can be found there, making it a mecca, of sorts, for birds and bird-watchers alike. However, recent fires, floods and freezing temperatures dramatically altered the little birds’ habitat, as well as their population. Readers were worried, so we sent our writer south to check it out. By Matt Jaffe, photographs by Bruce D. Taubert.
50. Active Voice: Bobbie Holaday has spent more than three decades as an advocate for wolves and wilderness areas. Through compromise, compassion and unflinching determination, she’s been a voice for those who have none. She’s also a living testament to how much can be accomplished in life after the age of 65. By Annette McGivney, photograph by Mark Duran.
52. Scenic Drive: Burro Creek Crossing Road: The payoff on this scenic drive is the lush riparian habitat of Burro Creek, but the Joshua trees, saguaros and endless vistas make it something special from the get-go. By Kathy Ritchie, photographs by Rich Giase.
54: Hike of the Month: Granite Mountain Trail: The centerpiece of this hike is the mountain for which it’s named, but just as impressive are the surrounding piles of 2-billion-year-old boulders the size of boxcars. By Robert Stieve, photographs by Aaron Burrows.
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