I'm just coming back to Minneapolis from Phoenix this morning. I've been in AZ since Thursday and, relatively speaking - it was freezing!!!:). The evenings were like 50 which in desert speak is pretty dog gone chilly.
Friday afternoon I hiked good old Camelback, Cholla Trail, with my good friend Kim who came out on a whim. It was 50s but the sun was out so it was good. We got to the top and the day was clear and bright and there was even a Christmas tree to welcome us!
But, I enjoyed two days in the "freezing" southwest of AZ!