The Masses

Fisher Point. It looks empty here but it was anything but.

We went hiking yesterday and there were literal crowds of people on the trail. It is a reasonably popular location but things were ridiculous. I've never seen that many people in that particular place before and hope to never see that many again. Unfortunately I think it may be a sign of things to come. Flagstaff is a very popular place. and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in North America. That's why I moved here and it's why there is a housing boom going on.

I believe that the growth will continue long term and eventually there will be urban corridor with a similar population to Tucson, perhaps 200,000 or more. It will run in a rough T-shape along the interstates, occupying whatever non-government land is available, and the popular trails will be packed like those in greater Phoenix.

Fortunately, there is a lot of government land around so there should still be opportunities to spread out and probably new trails will be constructed.

This dude turned 1 year old yesterday. He's matured up wonderfully but I haven't trained him to not climb the fence yet.


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