The Hualapai Mountains, and much of the Desert Southwest, feature a wonderful array of leafy evergreens. Though equally fond of the Ponderosa Pine, Single Needle Pinyons, and Firs we found in this area, we get more than our fair share of conifers Durango and the Rocky Mountains, so find them slightly less intriguing. Below are some of the more interesting specimens we found.
Pointleaf Manzanita Grove
*This manzanita is hardy in Durango and many are flourishing in our yard.
Close-up of the beautiful Manzanita Bark
*While we have Shrub Live Oak growing in the Durango area and in our yard, sadly they don't keep their leaves through winter like they do in slightly warmer climates.
Canyon Live Oak with orange undersides of the leaves
Canyon Live Oak
Aspen Peak In the Hualapai Mountains, at 8167 feet
Photography by Lisa Bourey