Spent most of November in Arizona with my parents. Dad and I were able to put some trail miles on the horses. Thought I'd post a few pics. They are the area around Eagar, AZ, between about 4500' down on the Blue, to near 9,000' just south of Eagar. Scared up several elk up in the higher elevations. Wasn't cold enough to drive them lower yet. We had exceptional weather the whole time, as you can tell.
Second to last photo shows some of the area that burned a couple years ago in the Chedeska/Rodeo fire. More than 550 square miles burned. Got right up to Eagar, but the town and much of the surrounding area was spared. Deer and elk are moving back into it now. It's actually kind of pretty riding through it, in spite of all the black toothpick-looking dead trees. Now you can actually see the topography and it's rather striking. Before all you could see was green boughs of the pines that were growing too close together to allow the trees to mature (since they cut off logging many years ago). In a few years it will be all meadows and bare hillsides for the most part, but it's recovering nicely.