As the cadets headed to their morning meeting, Cadet Joseph Donahue grabbed this photo of the mountains in the distance. A few cadet expressed surprise that the state of Arizona is so mountainous. Those cadets who had done some research share that Arizona is home to 3,928 summits and peaks.
That’s right! There are more mountains in Arizona than in any one of the surrounding states – Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Twenty-six of those peaks reach elevations of 10,000 feet or more.
Some followers who have heard the saying, “As hot as a dessert.” may wonder why the cadets are wearing jackets. January happens to be the coolest month in Arizona. Today, the temperature at 1000 was 51 degrees Fahrenheit. If the cadets were visiting in July, the temperature could double. During the seventh month of the year, the average daytime temperature is 104 degrees Fahrenheit.