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Just to pitch in some advice from a resident of the valley of the SUN.

  • Even though it will be in October, the highs here will still be in the mid 90°F to low 100°F (cross your fingers for mid 80s!). Early morning temps will vary depending on weather systems in the area, but expect anything from low 50s to mid 70s.
  • The monsoon season is officially over at the beginning of October, but that doesn’t mean we can see afternoon thunder storms, some can be very intense.
  • The light is bright and intense here. Bring sunglasses and skin protection!
  • You can’t bring enough water, and remember here, when you’re thirsty you’re already dehydrated!
  • Ants around here tend to be nasty stinging “fire” ants. We also have scorpions here, the big ones only hurt like hell when stung, the little tiny ones can kill those in poor health or very young/old. If you’re camping in the area make sure you shake your cloths, shoes and gear out in the mornings. If you sit on the ground look before you do. A good rule of thumb with critters and plants here is “look don’t touch”.

Despite all the potential negatives of the Sonoran desert is incredible, it doesn’t look like much from the road, but get out and walk in it, it will wow you. The beginning of October is the beginning of our “to die for” time in AZ. This is a large metropolitan area with lots of attractions and is one of the best places for foodies. Enjoy!