1. Look at the map
2. Find the mountains
3. Go to the mountains
Here's our most recent escape only 50 miles from a sizzling 99 degree Phoenix. From I17 north, exit 259, west 3.3 miles, south 1 mile. Free camping on BLM land, elevation 4000', 360 degree view.
Randy has poetized on the subject---
Where the Cool Is
To all who sizzle at a hundred three,
Come to the mountains and camp with me.
See on your road map the color green
Shows the mountains cool and clean.
For every thousand feet you climb,
Four degrees are left behind.
Keep on climbing and it’s for sure,
You’ll find the perfect temperature.
Somewhere between the heat below
And the chill of mountain snow.
Find a spot near aspen trees;
Let God cool you with his breeze.