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Team: South
Julie Overbaugh
Sunday, August 25
Day 26Leaving Flagstaff


Today we leave Flagstaff, Arizona KOA. We visit Walnut Canyon National Monument. It illustrated our cultural heritage. In 600 A.D. the Sinaqua people arrive in San Francisco Volcano region, which is northeast of Flagstaff. Then is it 1064 to 1065, the area that is now called Sunset Crater (named by John Wesley Powell) erupted in a volcanic eruption. This impacted the Sinaqua people in significant ways and resulted in the Sinaqua departing the Flagstaff area. Before their departure they built dwellings in the Walnut Canyon area. One common belief is that the Sinaqua are the ancestors of the puebloan Indians of the today. Rueben Honahine is our tour guide and he is a Hopi Indian and a wonderful guide. Our other guide is Mary who is in charge trail maintenance and the Naomi Shibata is available to us also. Sam Henderson is the Superintendent of all three monuments of Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater and Wupatki. Today I learned that National Parks are created only by Congress. National Monuments can be created by either the President or by Congress.

In the afternoon we visit Sunset Crater National Monument. Sunset Crater, in 1064, lost its top. The ancestors of the Zuni and Hopi Indians were living around the Sunset Crater.
The remains of masonry pueblos or villages dot the landscape of the sunset crater area. The Hopi’s believe that they are their ancestors. Our guides are Rueben Honahine, a Hopi Indian and Naomi Shibata. Rueben give us much information. For me he helped me tremendously to connect the physical presence of the land and the cultural aspects of the people who have lived in the area for the past 900-1000 years. Sunset Crated rises 1000 feet above its base. Its elevation is 8029 feet. The diameter of the crater at the base is 1 mile and at the top of diameter of the crater is 2250 feet.

Our Trek adventure today is ATV riding on Forest Service Roads. We travel between 30 to 40 miles. I feel great today. It is so much fun to travel on ATV’s. We rode up to the peak and looked over. The vista changes significantly. It flattens out into rolling rangeland with short grasses. The ponderosa pines begin to fade away and a few pinon and juniper trees appear.

Today we are able to ride right into camp today. It is a bright sunny beautiful day. We eat dinner and drive north with our sleeping bags and sleep in the forest so that we can rise early and see the sunrise over the canyon. I fall asleep under the stars.
for Sunday, August 25
North South Both




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Team: South
Julie Overbaugh
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Friday, August 30
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Thursday, August 29
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Tuesday, August 27
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Monday, August 26
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Monday, August 26
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Sunday, August 25
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Day 26Leaving Flagstaff
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Saturday, August 24
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Friday, August 23
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Day 24 - Flagstaff
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Thursday, August 22
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Day 23 - Sleep Interrupted
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Wednesday, August 21
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Tuesday, August 20
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Monday, August 19
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Saturday, August 17
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Friday, August 16
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Thursday, August 15
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Wednesday, August 14
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Tuesday, August 13
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Monday, August 12
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Sunday, August 11
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Sunday, August 11
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Friday, August 9
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