The Other Arizona-The White Mountains

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty East Valley Equal Housing Opportunity

When people think of Arizona they often think the desert with it's 110 degree summers and beautiful 60 degree winters. My friend Mike Jones has contributed many pictures of the beauty of the Arizona desert. The desert is where I live and I love every hot summer day (it's a dry heat) and the beautiful winters which are perfect for my veggie garden. But several times a winter my family likes to drive 3 hours northeast to the Other Arizona-to Pinetop in the White Mountains.

We are there this week, 2 weeks after the White Mountains received 51 inches of snow. There was a light dusting of new snow this morning before I took these pictures.


Pinetop The Other Arizona


Pinetop, Arizona

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Deanne Olivas

 Keller Williams Realty East Valley
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Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Hi Deanne - I have visited the Pinetop/Lakeside area - it really is beautiful!


It's also true that  AZ has the largest stand of white pine in the country!

Feb 07, 2010 10:52 AM #1
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Nice photos.....we've had so much snow this year that everywhere you look you see pine trees down. Hope you have a great day!

Feb 07, 2010 10:58 PM #2
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Good Morning Deanne,

The unique topography of our western states are very often stereotyped or at least often categorized as less than it is. The elevations through out the western states as well as the entire country give our country some of the most beautiful sights in the world. We may not have an Eiffel Tower or an ancient  Coliseum, but if nature and beauty is being sought out, we rival the world for some of the very best that can be found.

Feb 08, 2010 01:59 AM #3
Deanne Olivas
Keller Williams Realty East Valley - Tempe, AZ
Your Home Matters

Debi, We love spending time in Pinetop whatever the season.

Rob, snow is treat for us because we live in the Phoenix valley. I know too much of it causes problems. There has been many caved in roofs here in Pinetop including a firestation.

William, Well said. There is so many spectacular vistas in the western United States.

Feb 08, 2010 02:33 AM #4
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

Definitely not what you expect when someone says Arizona.  Great post and great pics Deanne.  Glad you had fun. I am afraid I am in store for some winter white this week myself

Feb 08, 2010 03:16 AM #5
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Deanne, It is very pretty over in the White Mountains, I haven't been over there for years, but it is really nice!

Feb 08, 2010 04:32 AM #6
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Deanne - looks like Bethesda MD - we got 30 inches and have gone to pieces - another snow storm is coming in tomorrow with another 5 to 8 to 12 inches projected.  No food in the grocery store, no snow plows - UGH!

Feb 08, 2010 11:17 AM #7
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


Thanks for the mention!  I reciprocated.  (...just like TLW taught me to do.)

Mike in Tucson

Feb 08, 2010 11:18 AM #8
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

I would not have thought that this could be Arizona with all of that snow.

Feb 08, 2010 01:19 PM #9
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Love the photos! The white clouds, blue sky, and bright white snow drifts are beautiful. But 51 inches!!? I can't even fathom that... So about how long does this "light dusting" take to melt. It looks pretty sunny in these photos.

Feb 08, 2010 02:12 PM #10
Deanne Olivas
Keller Williams Realty East Valley - Tempe, AZ
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Paddy, Tony Lise, Don and Lisa, We have it all in Arizona. 60 degree weather and then a short drive to snow and skiing.

Mike, Thanks for the reciprocal. Is that a work?

Feb 09, 2010 02:49 AM #11
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