Quickie Flagstaff Trip
Wednesday I was going to go out for an overnight trip to the Mojave, but my wife had something she needed delivered to a professor at Northern Arizona University, so on the spur of the moment I decided to drive it all the way out there instead. The whole trip ended up being about 1100 miles round trip, and I only spent the one night there in Flagstaff. So it was tiring, but it was also kinda fun to go on such a long trip on the spur of the moment.
Flagstaff is a nice town, and it had been blanketed with a few days of snowfall when I arrived.The San Francisco Peaks, including the highest point in Arizona, are just a few miles north of town.Thursday afternoon I headed up to Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, where you can see a young cinder cone and some lava fields.Nearby is Wupatki National Monument, home of the well-preserved ruins of an 12th-century pueblo.You can walk right up to the ruins, which even include a ball court.You can see the whole photoset here.