San Francisco Peaks

Description:

The San Francisco Peaks rise to over 12,000 feet just to the north of Flagstaff, AZ. The peaks are remnants of old volcanos which formed millions of years ago when the area was a major site of volcanic activity. In fact, the area is littered with smaller volcanic cones and peaks (including Sunset Crater ) which have either been worn into obscurity by erosion or were more minor volcanos to begin with. I took this picture from the base of Sunset Crater on March 2, 1996. Unfortunately, the scanner had trouble with the sky, so this picture doesn't look as cool as it should.

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Last modified: 12 April 1996, Karp@virginia.edu