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archiveFebruary 2016

A Close Encounter With a Rattlesnake Battle

A Phoenix-area resident recently stumbled across two male rattlesnakes engaged in a fight — and caught it on video. Laura Miller says she was enjoying lunch on a trail off of Cave Creek Road when it happened. "I noticed something across the wash, on th...

From a Reader: Building the Trans-Canyon Pipeline

Our March issue, on newsstands now, features Annette McGivney's story on the Trans-Canyon Pipeline, a remarkable feat of engineering that carries water from a spring on the Grand Canyon's North Rim to visitor facilities on the South Rim. So we were thr...

Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, February 1963

From the issue: "'Spring Paints a Desert Hillside' by Chuck Abbott. Photograph taken in the rugged hillside terrain near Willcox, in Cochise County. The photographer, whose philosophy of photography is this: 'You have to go back for the good ones!' we...

A Little Warmth for Our Friends in Vermont

You might have heard Arizona Highways has subscribers in all 50 states. We recently heard from one of them. Doug Westin of Island Pond, Vermont, writes: "A new issue of Highways with my Tucson AZ cap makes for a perfect noontime vacation during a Vermo...

Arizona Governor Legalizes Geocaching Game

Geocaching, a game in which people use GPS devices to find hidden "caches," is now legal in Arizona thanks to a move by Governor Doug Ducey. As Ray Stern of the Phoenix New Times reported recently, Ducey's executive action recognizes the activity and m...

Video Shows Only Known Jaguar in Arizona

A video released this month shows the only jaguar known to be in the United States — and it's roaming the mountains of Southern Arizona. The footage, shot using remote sensor cameras, is from the Santa Rita Mountains northeast of Nogales. The cameras c...
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