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Flagstaff N AZ Group Outing to Strawberry Crater
December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Flagstaff N AZ Group – Sierra Club Outing
Contact Deb McMahan email@example.com or Carie Steele firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Hike Details:1.1 mile round trip hike through the north side Strawberry Crater. A volcanic cinder cone and lava flow form the centerpiece of the 10,141 acre Strawberry Crater Wilderness. Though the area last erupted around the time that knighthood was about to flower in Europe, the volcanic features you’ll see here look as if they had happened much more recently. Molten rock frozen in time still shows scrape marks left as it squeezed up through cracks in the cooler surface.Plentiful ruins scattered across this inhospitable landscape prove the resourcefulness of an ancient people who lived here even as the land still fumed and spouted. In places you can also see remnants of the gardens they cultivated using volcanic cinders as a water-retaining mulch. On the horizon, the San Francisco Peaks, Sunset Crater, and the Painted Desert add another dimension to the view. COCO NF Info.