On my days off I took a couple of road trips to see the sites around the area. That’s the San Francisco Peaks to the west of which Mount Humphreys is the tallest, 12,633 ft.
The first trip was to the east, off US Hwy 89, of Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monument.
On the west end of the loop is Sunset Crater and the resulting Cinder Cone Field.
Further along the 35+ miles of the loop is the Wupatki Pueblo.
Near the end of the loop or near the beginning if you’re entering from the east end of the loop are additional ruins. If you click on any picture, you can enlarge it to read the text.
Later that week, this is what I woke up to, SNOW, about 2”. Of course, by the end of the day, it was totally gone.
Angel went out to do her thing and couldn’t get back inside too soon.
Last Monday we took another trip to Walnut Canyon National Monument.
It’s a bit difficult to judge how far down the canyon is by the pictures. I think that is is somewhere around 273 steps down into the canyon. Needless to say that is one trail that I will not be hiking, but it’s beautiful to look at.
That’s it for the side trips, for now. Tomorrow will be the beginning of a long Holiday Weekend, Friday through Monday. Each day we will be setting up the PSAR (Preventive Search And Rescue) Information Tent at the Mount Humphrey’s Trailhead. I’ll let you know how it all went.
In the meantime, I hope that you all have a wonderful Holiday.
Thanks for visiting
Susan and Angel