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Elk Under the Rim North of Payson

July 14th, 2017 by Carolyn Stanley & Tim Ehrhardt

The other morning I awoke to find some visitors in the forest behind me…a group of cow elk. These magnificent creatures were having their breakfast. Above are some pictures that I took of them. Keep in mind that I took the pictures at about 5:30 in the morning – very high ISO (12,800) and I did do some cropping and touch up work on the photos. I live about 35 minutes northeast of Payson with Myrtle Point on the Mogollon Rim as a prominent nearby outcropping. – Tim


July 12th, 2017 by Carolyn Stanley & Tim Ehrhardt

A Hummingbird Visits a Flower in Tim Ehrhardt’s Garden North of Payson

This time of year hummingbirds are a frequent visitor in Rim Country. National Geographic has a very interesting article about hummingbirds in their July issue. High speed cameras have been able to slow down the rapid motion of these incredible creatures, providing breathtaking pictures. The article and accompanying pictures are worth a look. Here’s a link to it.


Looking back on a winter hike to the Highline Trail

January 30th, 2017 by Carolyn Stanley & Tim Ehrhardt

North of Payson there is a place on the Highline Trail about a mile east of Ellison Creek where the trail crosses a big red rock wash. Normally the wash is dry but it’s a spot that you can tell that when the water runs, it really runs. Just as so many have, a friend and I passed through it during a summer hike on the Highline Trail. Since it’s about a mile from FR 29, we made a mental note of the spot and determined that sometime, when we figured it would be running, we would hike to it. On a late February day a few years ago that’s exactly what we did. The snow was melting quickly under our feet as we started out from FR 29, on a hill that locals call “Cattle Guard Hill.” We were not hiking on an established trail and we moved westward too quickly, finding ourselves on the hillside of a canyon in a foot of snow. We worked our way northward, eventually reaching the Highline Trail. The payoff was terrific, both at the Highline Trail and prior to it.

The recent snow made me think of this hike and it is one that I am thinking about doing again. But I want to time it just right. I want snow on the ground and preferably snow in the trees, but good water flow as well. Yes, I am being picky, but there are so many great hikes in Rim Country to choose from.

– Tim



Hashknife Pony Express Coming to Payson

January 23rd, 2017 by Carolyn Stanley & Tim Ehrhardt

The Hashknife Pony Express, as seen from the outside of Carolyn Stanley & Tim Ehrhardt’s office at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Advantage Realty in Payson.

The Hashknife Pony Express ride will be coming to Payson on February 8, 2017. Riders will be leaving Holbrook at 8:00 A.M. that day and are expected to arrive at 4:45 P.M. at the Payson Post Office. The ride follows Arizona State Route 260, going through Heber and Star Valley, northeast of Payson.

The Hashknife Pony Express carries mail over 200 miles from Holbrook through Payson to Scottsdale. Mail bags are transferred from rider to rider throughout the journey.

People can purchase the “Official Pony Express Envelope”, for $1, at the Holbrook, Joseph City, Overgaard, Pine, Heber, Lakeside/Pinetop, Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, and Snowflake Post Offices prior to February 3, 2017. The envelopes, when mailed, will be hand-stamped with the official ride logo. Approximately 20,000 of these are mailed each year.

More information can be found at

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