Here is a view of the San Francisco Peaks from Mormon Lake in northern Arizona.
This is my favorite photo from Black Friday, early morning light shining onto the San Francisco Peaks. The San Francisco Peaks are a volcanic mountain range in northern Arizona. They are a remnant of the former San Francisco Mountain, an eroded stratovolcano. They are also part of the San Francisco Volcanic Field. The highest summit… Read More EARLY MORNING LIGHT
Much of northern Arizona lies in an extinct volcano area, called the San Francisco Volcanic Field. This field covers about 1,800 square miles and lies within the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests. “Almost all hills and mountains between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon are geologically young but extinct volcanoes of the San Francisco Volcanic Field,”… Read More EXTINCT VOLCANIC FIELD
A wetland is defined as an area that consists of marshes, swamps, or saturated land. There are two types: coastal (tidal) and inland (non-tidal). Coastal wetlands in North America are along the Atlantic, Pacific, or Gulf Coast, which link to areas where sea water mixes with freshwater to form various saline environments. Inland wetlands can be… Read More WETLANDS