Tag Archives: Encompassing Flagstaff

Sunrise to Sunset at the Grand Canyon

I landed in Arizona  late in the afternoon, but as soon as I’d checked into my motel room and purchased a few supplies at the local WalMart, I headed for the Canyon. It didn’t matter to me that it would … Continue reading

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Encompassing Flagstaff: Red Rock State Park

The red cliffs of Sedona, taken from the air on my flight into Flagstaff. I thought this was the Grand Canyon, and…so did most everyone else on the plane. I realized my mistake once I’d driven northwest to the Grand Canyon … Continue reading

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Encompassing Flagstaff: Geology Overload

Today’s post covers a few of my “driving days”, spanning  the AZ/Nevada border almost to the AZ/New Mexico border.  One of my favorite aspects of driving in Arizona was that sometimes I’d top a hill and see what seemed to … Continue reading

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Encompassing Flagstaff: Atop Mars’ Hill

Overlooking the fair city of Flagstaff is Lowell Observatory, perched atop Mars Hill.  The founder of the Observatory, Percival Lowell, believed based on changing observations of the planet, that it was occupied by a technologically adept civilization, one which had … Continue reading

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Encompassing Flagstaff: Flagstaff Itself

For my return to the Southwest I’d intended to land in Santa Fe, enjoy that beautiful city again, and then venture north toward Taos and the borderlands between the states of the ‘four corners’.  Instead, however, in early October I … Continue reading

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Encompassing Flagstaff: Ruins of the Ancients

If I regretted one aspect of my visit to New Mexico back in 2016, it was forgetting or not having time to visit the remains of any native American dwellings. I made visiting a few sites a priority this time,  … Continue reading

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