Here’s a clip from Mark’s talk on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with Summit Leaders.
Hunts Mesa is a rock formation located in Monument Valley, south of the border between Utah and Arizona in the United Statesand west of the border between Arizona’s Navajo County and Apache County. It is one of two popular interior destinations in the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park for tourists to experience panoramic views of the popular sandstone formations from a distance. The other is Mystery Valley. A Navajo guide is required to hike to either.
Hunts Mesa forms the southeastern edge of Monument Valley and the northern edge of Little Capitan Valley. Its elevation is 6,365. Access to Hunts Mesa is not through the general entrance of the park but rather through the sand dunes northeast of the town of Kayenta, Arizona.
Thank you Toby York for the adventure by Jeep.
Tomorrow we will head to Yarnell Az…. I know we will help clean up the carnage starting at the little Assembly of God church and then begin to reach out from there,
Here are a few pics from last weeks touch….More to come from this weeks ministry.
To help Yarnell meet us at Discovery’s offices every Wednesday @ 7:00 a.m.
520 Westt Sheldon Street Suite 6
Bless Yarnell in Jesus Name.
We planned this trip to take place the first part of October so we could still get there in time for the color change of the leaves.
The timing was perfect,
After ride on some amazing singletrack through the full colors the trail would then open up to the miles of Grand views of color.
This view is from the north rim looking toward the south rim. The south rim is about 20 miles away and about 1000 feet below the north rim.
Dave Sewell and his new Rocky Mtn 29er. _ This guy never gets lost…He is a human compass.
One of my favorite moments.
Now for a few pics of our campsite with no fees and campfires allowed.
One of the coolest things was see a California Condor…. This is CC #92.
We are planning another trip to the north rim next October.
Here are the Strava maps.
This newest section of the Arizona Trail begins at the bottom of Snowbowl road and climbs up just past the Aspen Corner trail head.
The trail opened up in September of 2011 and according to Ben (left who helped design and build much of the trail) took ten years to complete.
Headed back up to the AZ trail next Saturday with some friends to ride it again before the monsoons hit.
Here are the pics from our group ride.
We typically ride this section of the Az trail twice a year. Summer for the green and fall for the colors.
What an amazing place …What an amazing space of nature and beauty.