chollainpinesResidents of Cholla Bay gathered in August at the home of Billie Crumbley and Mike Carnes in Show Low, Ariz, for an evening of pot-luck, horseshoes and games. But the real motivation was to reconnect during the summer in the cool White Mountains.

Many of the residents of La Cholla leave their cabins under the watch of Casa Linda Security, when the weather gets hot and sticky. They head for the hills – more precisely the mountains of Arizona.

This month they will start drifting back to their “winter” homes where the activities of the Cholla Bay Sportsman’s Club and the Old Boy’s Social Club, along with great fishing and boating, keep everyone occupied throughout the balance of the year.

It’s a close-knit community that is always eager to welcome newcomers.