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Lay on your back in of Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, and you’ll see the cosmos splayed out before you. If you were to look the other way down at the earth, the view would be different. You’d see the reddish lip of the Colorado Plateau spilling out of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico into northeastern Arizona. From a distance, it looks as if the land is in motion, a timelapse of Arizona’s complex geologic history. But the beauty of that transitional swath of desert, conserved as the Tonto National Forest, is best seen up close. That’s when you can...