Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Southwest Excursion : Part 3

Continuing our journey, after Aztec Ruins National Monument we spent the night in Flagstaff, Arizona. The next morning, we made the loop through the sister monuments of Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki Ruins, then on to the Grand Canyon.

Photos from the third and final leg are now available. Below are ten of my favorites, and all 62 are available here.

My daughters at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

Sunset Crater: so named because of the deep red volcanic rock at its summit; the rock is black below.

Taking the National Park Service Junior Rangers pledge at Wupatki Ruins National Monument.

The Wupatki Ruins, carved from the red rock of the area, with volcanic hills in the background.

The ruins are visually (not to mention culturally) stunning.

My daughters in the ball court area of Wupatki.

In the Lookout Tower of the Grand Canyon's south rim.

Contemplating the vista as they complete their Junior Ranger workbooks.

Late afternoon at the Grand Canyon.

Later afternoon at the Grand Canyon.

View all 62 of these photos in my gallery at:


Alley Kaye said...

Love your photos of Sunset Crater and Wupatki. These 2 monuments are so easy to include on a Grand Canyon vacation itinerary. Thanks for sharing your work.

Andrew said...

That really great to see your pictures..i love all the photographs..Thanks for sharing..

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Ted D said...

Well done, Simmons. This is one of my favorite places. Thanks for all the photos from Civano and AZ and the desert Southwest.