Slumbering ...

... at least for now the giant rests. More than a million years ago the top six thousand feet of the mountain blew off leaving us with the remnants we now call the San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff, AZ. The peak in the foreground is Humphreys Peak, which at 12,637 feet above sea level is the highest natural point in Arizona, the caldera is filled with clouds and the lesser peaks poke through the clouds to the SE. Beyond the peaks you can see the remnants of other volcanos; the area is active and with about 490 volcanoes in the area we are about due for another one. Sunset Crater to the east of the peaks was the most recent volcano to erupt in about 1085; the cycle is between 800 and 1000 years so it is entirely possible we will see a new eruption in the area during our lifetimes ... or not.

And did you notice the snow pack? Think cool! Need some sleep and at the suggestion of a friend I am to close with the phrase "chill out" ... meant in only kindly terms.

Have a wonderful day share a warm smile with others while thinking of the snowcapped peaks ... or something like that.




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