August 10, 2013 VLA and AZ sunset
Today was the final chase day for the monsoon tour. We began in Moriarty, NM, and needed to be closer to Phoenix, AZ. I targeted the NM/AZ border in the high terrain west of Socorro. We spent an hour or so at the VLA (Very Large Array of Radio Telescopes) near Datil, NM, and near sunset watched some weak thunderstorms near Springerville, AZ. The lightning was infrequent, unfortunately, and I was unable to photograph a bolt to compliment the impressive, colorful sunset.