By Ted Grussing
… this is the roost that goes with Robbers. The rock is an outcropping from the lower east side of Casner Mountain … and one of my favorites that I shall never try to get out on. The caves that some people go out to are the black specks just below the top and about a third of the way along the precipice from the right side. The trail to get out there is quite narrow and slopes downward from the rock … no ropes or anything and if you slip it is a very long way down, perhaps 200 or more feet. No parachutes or wingsuits are offered to those who venture out there. I suspect that if archeologists ever do a dig at the base they will find a lot of bones. You can see Robbers Roost from SR89A as the you head down to Cottonwood and ditto going north to Sedona. I did fly lower and closer too and will send out a detailed image of the rock.
I took the shot on a flight this morning and the air although anything but pristine was better than at any time this summer. So I got a lot of shots and some very particularly nice ones!
The upper left corner of the image is a look into Sycamore Canyon at the gap between Black Mountain (out of sight on the left) and Casner Mountain. There is a nice lookout area you can access by vehicle at the gap. Worth the drive as the scenery is exceptional.
Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day … back to work today … pays for all the hotdogs and hamburgers. Have a beautiful day and keep breathing!
Though work bring naught of power nor wealth
Spare me from want of common needs,
And give a share of manly health,
A few good friends of honest deeds;
And till death’s peaceful slumber nears
A life of undishonored years.
— Max Ehrmann
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