Friday, February 10, 2012

Arizona's San Francisco Peaks in winter

In December Mrs. Marathon Pundit and I traveled to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. We drove and took the longer but scenic way home.

The peaks are extinct volcanoes.

That's Sunset Crater, elevation 6,960 feet, which is the centerpiece of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. The crater is its most obvious feature. This volcano last erupted around 1100 A.D.

That's Arizona's tallest mountain, Humphreys Peak, which is 12,637 feet high. It's in the Coconino National Forest.

That's Humphreys Peak from another angle. These mountains are located about a dozen miles north of Flagstaff.

I don't know the name of this mountain, but this peak has its charms.

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Grand Canyon in Winter: Junipers and agave in the snow
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Video: Two elk in the snow at the Grand Canyon visitors center
Video: Mule deer running in the snow at Grand Canyon National Park
Mule deer in Grand Canyon National Park in winter
Grand Canyon day for Marathon Pundit
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