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High Country: Plenty of activity and some relief from the heat in Northern Arizona

High Country: Plenty of activity and some relief from the heat in Northern Arizona

As the sweltering summer sun beats down on Tucson, clobbering the city with triple-digit temperatures, we turn our attention to higher elevations to beat the heat. Tucson is lucky to have Mount Lemmon, long considered the valley's playground during the hot months of the year. And other optio…

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High Country

High Country

The early-morning light at Wupatki National Monument, 30 miles north of Flagstaff at the edge of the Painted Desert.

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It's not too soon to book summer trip

It's not too soon to book summer trip

Permits for the 300 hikers per day allowed to make the trek to the top of Half Dome, above, at Yosemite National Park are distributed by lottery through March 31. That doesn't leave you much time to apply.

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It's not too soon to book summer trip

It's not too soon to book summer trip

Bradley Wiggins, winner of the 2012 Tour de France, holds the Union flag during the team parade in Paris.

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It's not too soon to book summer trip

It's not too soon to book summer trip

Book now if your summer plans include Pebble Beach, above, or one of the world's other great golf courses.

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It's not too soon to book summer trip

It's not too soon to book summer trip

"I would argue Europe is better in the shoulder seasons," said Amy Farley, news editor at Travel + Leisure and author of the magazine's "Trip Doctor" column. "I was in Florence in October, and it was extraordinary. That said, if you have children and want the ideal weather, summer it is."

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