Sedona Pathways ... our daily journey By Ted Grussing, Sedona, Arizona email@example.com Ted Grussing is a Photographer, Soaring Pilot, Attorney, Custom Jewelry Designer and Caregiver.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Enjoy clean air while it lasts
By Ted Grussing
For a while... the air will be like this; I have enjoyed the beauty of 200 mile plus visibility, lungs not filled with smoke and the beauty from the ground such as Corky and I enjoyed yesterday afternoon on the train. Unfortunately the government is once again spending money and within the next few days this type of clear sky will be gone as the USFS begins planned burns of more than 11,000 acres of forest in the area you can see in this photo. Oh well, there are many who are making an effort to use more mechanical thinning and less burning and perhaps the day will come when once again we have continuously beautiful skies ... good for tourism too.
I took this shot from above 15,000' over the Camp Verde, AZ area last week and in the lower quadrants from the left you can see the greenbelt where Oak Creek is wending its way S to the Verde River, further to the right is Beaver Creek also headed for the Verde River. On the right lower portion below my signature, I-17 is traveling N from Phoenix and terminating at I-40 in Flagstaff which is just this side of the San Francisco Peaks. In the middle section from the left you are seeing all of the red rock to be found on this part of the S end of the Colorado Rim. About 30 miles in all, not a lot of red rock ... from the left the red rock is Sycamore Canyon, the Long Canyon area and then Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek. On the near horizons from the left you can see Bill Williams mountain, Sitgreaves mountain, Kendrick Peak, the San Francisco Peaks, and Mt Elden. Between the peaks and Bill Williams Mountain you can see the North Rim of the Grand Canyon ... not real clear in this photo, but the eye could discern color on the rim. I think the North Rim is about 1500 feet +/- higher than the South Rim thus the clear visibility of it.
Have a wonderful day ... be a friend to someone today ... and smile