By Ted Grussing
… for sheer beauty and accessibility is Sycamore Canyon close by and about 30 miles west of Sedona. The canyon is in an area that is designated as the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness area. The canyon is the second largest canyon in Arizona and is about 21 miles long and 7 miles wide. A link for more info: https://www.fs.usda.gov/
I was directly over Sycamore Creek when I shot this and within a few miles of the confluence with the Verde River. The lower part of the creek is fed by springs, whereas the upper portions of the creek are dry except for rain and snow melt. On the immediate right side of the photo is Black Mountain, then the gap above it and then Casner Mountain. The rim of the Colorado Plateau is on both sides of the canyon as it cuts through it. There are many side canyons and just above Casner Mountain there are amazing hoodoos that I have spent time photographing whilst flying alongside them. There is great diversity of wildlife including black bears and mountain lions too.
On the horizon from the left going right … very left side the up slope of Bill Williams Mountain, just left of center is Sitgreaves Mountain, then Kendrick Peak, the San Francisco Peaks and just barely visible to the right of them is Mount Elden.
Another great day with few accomplishments, but time spent studying the features of my cameras and establishing some presets that will make for near instant switching to several types of shooting I do. One, snoozed through it all, and enjoyed her outing when I was done with it.
Have a terrific day … always your choice.
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