Before the weeklong thunderstorm hit, we checked out the Porter Mountain Trails in Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ. These trails are part of the White Mountain Trail Network and while they weren’t as fun as the Secret Trails, they were still a good ride/hike. This trail system does seem to be more popular with horses so be aware.
This area has a lot of oak and ponderosa trees and pretty good views on clear days. The trails are loose rock in spots and flowing fast for the most part. After our outdoor time we hit up the Pinetop-Lakeside Brewery.
Pinetop Brewing Company is Arizona’s only dedicated Belgian Style Microbrewery which is audacious because a lot of people don’t like this style. If you’re one of them, there are a few guest taps to choose from that aren’t Belgian style. We sat at the bar and chatted with a couple locals and everyone was so friendly!
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