We spent a few days in Flagstaff, which really reminded us of Arcata. It's a college town near the Grand Canyon, situated near the highest point in Arizona, Humphreys Peak. There are pine trees everywhere and we enjoyed much cooler temperatures here than anywhere in the state.
We took a day trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and were, once again, awed by the nature on our planet. It's hard to put into words how I felt at the Grand Canyon. It's almost as if it is too large for my tiny human brain to really understand.