In October 2013, I was invited to give a lecture about my work to students and faculty at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. It was a wonderful experience. NAU has well cared for facilities and Flagstaff and the surrounding area is an adventurer’s dream. Here are images from an overnight to the Grand Canyon, including Wupatki National Monument and a day hike to Sedona, a New Age Mecca.
The Grand Canyon at the South Rim. We arrived in the late afternoon and stayed through sunset. The light was beautiful. We returned early the next morning and hiked several miles along the rim, taking the shuttle to various points of interest. It was so beautiful. Every turn in the path revealed even more spectacular views. The bright, flat light and slight haze made taking photographs difficult, however.
The following day’s hike:
Sedona at one of the Vortexes. Yes, there were white girls doing yoga on top of giant rocks. Yes, I laughed.
Camping outside of phoenix in a beautiful State Park. Sunrise over Saguaros!! Magic.