|By: Paul S. Cilwa||Viewed: 11/15/2019
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|Spectacular photos of Arizona's highest point.|
The San Francisco Peaks are a volcanic mountain range just north of Flagstaff. A remnant of the ancient San Francisco Mountain, the highest summit in its range is Humphreys Peak, which is also the highest point in the state of Arizona at 12,633 feet in elevation. The San Francisco Peaks are the remains of an eroded stratovolcano. An aquifer within the caldera supplies much of Flagstaff's water while the mountain itself is in the Coconino National Forest, a popular recreation site. The Arizona Snowbowl ski area is on the western slopes of Humphreys Peak, and has been the subject of major controversy involving several tribes and environmental groups.
But I mostly go for the scenery.
Lockett Meadow Approach
|By: Paul S. Cilwa||Posted: 10/9/2010
||Topics: #SanFranciscoPeaks #Arizona #Tonopah||Page Views: 3188|
|I make another try at camping at Lockett Meadow.|
Last week I tried to visit Lockett Meadow in the San Francisco Peaks but was thwarted by a stolen cell phone, which ironically saved me from being caught in last weekend's storms. But I was determined to try again this weekend. And left this morning. (But don't keep reading just to see pictures of Lockett Meadow, because I never made it.)