Towering Coconino sandstone cliffs narrow in the Subway on the West Fork of Oak Creek trail. This is the end of the improved trail 3.2 miles from the parking lot in Oak Creek Canyon. From here on, it's wading in the creek. The water in was absolutely freezing and painfully cold as I waded from dry spot to dry spot. The upside was an absence of other hikers and photographers giving me sole access to the area. I had a ball photographing as red maple leaves slowly floated by in this sublime canyon.
Monsoon clouds move along this portion of the Mogollon Rim. A minute before this shot was taken, a cloud had condensed below the rim and moved through this shot. I'd never been a witness to anything like it before. Being completely encompassed by the fast moving cloud was quite the experience.
Wupatki National Monument is part of many settlement sites in a park north of Flagstaff, Arizona. Settled by the Ancient Pueblo People around 500 A.D. This structure called the Tall House has over 100 rooms with two large kiva stuctures nearby.