Walnut Canyon and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monuments

This backpack was a great investment!  And Keith is an awesome husband for always being the one to hoist it!

This backpack was a great investment! And Keith is an awesome husband for always being the one to hoist it!

The weather wasn’t great. In fact, as we rolled down the window to hand the attendant our pass at Walnut Canyon, hail pellets bounced into our car and the attendant alerted us that we were under severe weather conditions. Yikes!

Though we didn’t get to go on the rim trail (and definitely not into the canyon), we got to view the system of cave dwellings from the visitor’s center. None of the pictures really show it well, though. Kaitlyn was happy as a clam, since she had another Jr. Ranger activity book to work on.

After a bit of lunch in Flagstaff (where Kour was largely distracted by the model train running around the room), we headed to Sunset Crater Volcano. It is wild to see the ground completely covered with volcanic rocks, pebbles, and solidified lava flow. Even wilder is seeing the delicate plants growing out of it, as if it were simply some sort of landscaping mulching.

And Kaitlyn had another Jr. Ranger, so, again, happy.

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One response to “Walnut Canyon and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monuments

  1. Pingback: Wupatki National Monument « The Dohls – Life and Times of Keith, Katherine & Kids

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