“There is nothing more beautiful than finding your course as you believe you bob aimlessly in the current. Wouldn’t you know that your path was there all along, waiting for you to knock, waiting for you to become. This path does not belong to your parents, your teachers, your leaders, or your lovers. Your path is your character defining itself more and more everyday like a photograph coming into focus.”
Do you remember the year you graduated from High School? I remember the anticipation, the dreaming, the goal setting, the laughter and tears. I hate that this year’s seniors are missing out on so much. But I know, this experience will drive them harder, and more confident to their dreams.
This beautiful senior is headed to Troy University, a university in Alabama. She wanted to do her senior photos at a place she spent many summers growing up, Mormon Lake. It was a salute to her time in Arizona and she wanted to remember the ponderosa pine, the dry grasses and golden light of sunset. We talked a long time about leaving Arizona, and going to a school 2,000 miles away. I’m so proud of her and her drive for adventure. I wish you the best of luck Nichole! I know you’ll have great success!
Mormon Lake is the largest natural lake in Arizona… sometimes. During droughts it’s frequently not so large, and not so much a lake. Most of the time it’s bone dry.
Wet or not, this has an excellent overlook where you can often see wildlife and birds across the lake’s landscape. There is also a picturesque little resort on the lake’s western shore where you can rent recreational equipment such as mountain bikes, horses to ride, snowmobiles and cross-country skis in season. Or you can drop in at the Mormon Lake Lodge, a famous cowboy steak house where the brands of local ranches are burned into the log walls.