Earlier this year I was photographing Wilson Mountain in Sedona from different angles to get some specific geological features for a friend and in the process to learn something myself. Oak Creek is within the leafless tress that snake up the canyon and the canyon is Oak Creek Canyon. Wilson Mountain extends from the facing cliffs in the foreground back up to the gap in the canyon wall just below Bill Williams Mountain which is on the horizon 2/3rds of the way towards the right side of the image. Behind Wilson in this photo is Long Canyon and on the far left upper quadrant is Black Mountain, just below the horizon.
Focusing on Wilson, the volcanic cone is almost dead center at the top facing us. It was sheared by earthquake faulting perhaps a million years ago and the same faulting lowered part of the mountain in the foreground about 400 feet and moved it about a quarter mile to the east. You can see the edges closest to us and going down hundreds of feet from the top the formations are composed of volcanic material.
For some very good reading on why Sedona is the way it is I would highly recommend Wayne Ranney’s book Sedona Through Time and it is available on Amazon at: https://smile.amazon.com/
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Off to the lake early in the morning … remember the camera Grussing!
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