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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Saturday, November 8, 2014

{Humphreys Peak, a 12,000 footer in Arizona}

Northern Arizona has lots of surprises and we did not know, like many others, that there are 12,000-foot (3,657 m) mountains in the area!
Sure, Arizona is about a whole lot more than just desert without trees...
We're so glad we selected a scenic route, going from Grand Canyon Village to Sedona,  in order to see this magnificent tall Humphreys Peak at Elevation: 12,635' (3,851 m).
Looking at the you can follow the route we took from Grand Canyon National Park, southbound.
Following the 180 which leads to Flagstaff and you see Humphreys Peak just above Flagstaff.
Just took this off Mapquest.com's site for: Village Loop Dr, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 86023.
Taken from Flickr which shows you Humphreys Peak, as seen from I-40.
On the road towards Humphreys Peak... we had such perfect weather the entire 7 days!
The previous photo above, Pieter took with the Nikon camera and this is taken with my iPhone, showing the hood of our Buick rental car. Love the sun rays in this picture.
After one hour and 15 minutes we're nearing the San Francisco Mountain.
Humphreys Peak ←click it and scroll down to see this segment...
So San Francisco Mountain was once about 16,000-20,000 feet (4,876-6,096 m).
It is also Arizona's only strato-volcano.
We traveled right through KAIBAB National Forest ←click it.
Kaibab National Forest ←click it for more info.
Link from fs usda government ←(click it) enlarged mountain range.
You can see where we came southbound, via the 180...
Pieter took this photo from Red Mountain Volcano—A Spectacular and Unusual Cinder Cone in Northern Arizona ←(click it), just before we reached San Francisco Peaks, to the right of the 180.
This photo is from the above mentioned Red Mountain Volcano link.
You see how the 180 passes by Red Mountain before it reaches San Francisco Moutain.
Coconino National Forest with San Francisco Peaks
COCONINO National Forest ←click link for above info.
Indeed, the Coconino National Forest is one of the most diverse National Forests in the country!
We are nearing our goal: Humphreys Peak the tall 12,000 footer in Arizona is in sight!
Keeping in mind, that all the time we are driving at an elevated level!
One last shot through the window, with my iPad... Again those sun rays make it look rather unique.
Hope you enjoyed this ride...

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32 comments:

  1. really beautiful area. besides flying in to phoenix for a weekend, i've never been to arizona.

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      Well, we only had been flying into Phoenix for the 3rd time and had no idea that the north would be this breathtaking! We want to go back again...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Hola amiga querida !! que gran paseo ,, lindas fotos.. y a seguir disfrutando de esas caminatas
    besos

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    1. Dearest Angélica,
      Glad you enjoy it and you know what, mountains make us happy and let us think very fondly of your lovely country of Chile...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Dearest Mariette; Great drive through Arizona♡♡♡ Beautiful captures of Humphreys Peak and happy for you two being blessed with fine weather during the trip. Your ray shots are great, especially the closing picture is WONDERFUL♪♪♪

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      Thank you for joining us on this leg of the journey. It was quite an enjoyable experience and the weather was super. Right after we flew back they had terrible flooding in the Phoenix area...
      Hugs and love to my Japanese friend.
      Mariette

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  4. Dearest Mariette,
    it really must be a huge area ........so much to see!
    Thank you for more so interesting pictures!
    Wishing you a wonderful and happy weekend,
    Love and hugs
    Claudia

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Yes, almost each state in the USA is huge and it takes you quite some time for getting to see it all. We will be back though.
      Glad you enjoyed it and wishing you also a happy weekend.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Wie wunderbar auf Bildern mit euch zu reisen.
    Berge sind schon was besonders Schönes. Doch es gibt in der Wüste Arizonas bestimmt auch viel zu entdecken.
    Die Sonnenstrahlenbilder sind sehr schön.

    Liebe Grüessli
    Julia

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    1. Liebe Julia,
      Ja, die Wüste ist auch ganz besonder und darüber mehr in meine letzten Beitragen über Arizona. Also bekommst du auch davon etwas mit. Danke für das mitreisen und ich schicke dir noch Sonnenstrahlen mit rüber zum Wochenende.
      Liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  6. Liebe Mariette,

    es ist wunderschön, euch zu begleiten.
    Alles Liebe
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Ja danke und es freut mich um es so für euch zu tun.
      Liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  7. Dear Mariette,it's always a joy reading your posts and seeing your wonderful pictures!
    The area is amazing!Beautiful nature!!Thank you for sharing!
    Have a lovely weekend!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Thank you for traveling along and glad you enjoy the area too.
      Wishing you a lovely weekend and sending you sunshine across the ocean.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Wat een mooie tocht, het Amerikaanse landschap stal mijn hart de eerste keer dat ik er doorheen reed. Zo afwisselend en zo anders dan ons vlakke landje. De I-pad maakt overigens ook prachtige foto's.

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    1. Beste Marianne,
      Ja, het was een uitzonderlijk mooie tocht en meer dan wat we verwacht hadden. Nog een keer teruggaan voor Sedona, dat laat ik jullie als volgende zien. Ja, in geval van nood maakt de iPad zeker goeie foto's.
      Liefs en fijn weekend!
      Mariette

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  9. Prachtig Mariette. Erg leuk om zo met jullie mee te kunnen reizen en dit stukje van de wereld te zien. Dank je wel! Lieve groet,

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    1. Beste Willy,
      Dank je en blij dat na het prachtige Frankrijk, Normandië reisverhaal van jou, je ook hier mee kunt genieten.
      Liefs en fijn weekend.
      Mariette

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  10. Hello dear Mariette,
    What a place! The USA has fabulous landscape and Humphrey's peak is certainly not the least.
    You have taken some magnificent shots so much so I can nearly feel I am there!
    Keep well and enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Dearest Noushka,
      We both were so surprised and impressed by this beauty. Glad you felt to have been included in this trip... Certainly love to share this.
      Happy weekend to you as well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. It looks fantastic. Beutiful places for sure.

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    1. Dearest Daniela,
      Too bad this is at a 30 hour one-way drive from our home or else we would love to go there often!
      Happy weekend and hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. What a great ride with beautiful scenery! I love the photo of Red Mountain Volcano. It sure looks unusual and really spectacular! I also love the last photo. The sun rays look very beautiful.

    Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      It sure was a great ride, full of surprises and so much to see. the sun rays are an unexpected iPad magic!
      Hugs and happy weekend to you.
      Mariette

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  13. Dear Mariette,
    That is a scenic drive that you have taken on your way to Sedona! I have been that way before and I know it is very rugged with a diverse landscape. Once, we took that drive at night during a meteor shower and it was amazing to see the meteor's falling in the wide open skies. Arizona is such a magical place and Sedona is one of the most beautiful places there. You certainly had a beautiful vacation!
    Hugs xo
    Karen

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    1. Dearest Karen,
      Yes we did, thanks to Internet we can look up such routes and than go! We loved the diverse landscape very much, a joy to drive. You were fortunate for watching that meteor shower at night.
      Next post will be about Sedona area, when we took again the most scenic routes going there and we will be back to visit it for several days.
      Hugs and happy weekend to you,
      Mariette

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  14. ✿彡
    Paisagens maravilhosas!!!!

    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ✿♫° ·.

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    1. Dearest Inês,
      You are right, Arizona is a marvelous state with such great nature!
      Happy weekend to you as well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. Beautiful scenery along your way, dear Mariette!!! I didn't know about the volcano!!!
    Looking forward to reading your next post about beautiful Sedona!!!!
    Have a nice weekend!!! Many hugs!!!!

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      Oh, absolute beautiful scenery and quite interesting with Humphreys Peak being the only strato volcano in Arizona, and we had not idea about that cinder cone volcano of Red Mountain! So we learned a lot on this trip and I do love to share that.
      Wishing you a lovely Sunday, here it still is afternoon and we have tea right now...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. Beautiful country! Thanks for stopping by to visit and leaving a thoughtful comment about my Queen visitor.

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    1. Dearest Sarah,
      Well, if one loves nature in all its splendor one can only marvel, be it some unusual mountains in Arizona or your lovely photos of the rare Queen Butterfly in your Texas garden.
      Happy weekend to you!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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Mariette...

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