The Beauty Of Natural Imperfection
“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.” ~ Alice Walker
Photographed inside of Red Mountain, of the Coconino National Forest, Arizona. Red Mountain is a spectacular little mountain located about 30 miles north of Flagstaff in the San Francisco Volcanic Field. Like everything in the vicinity of Flagstaff, Red Mountain's geologic features can be credited to the volcanic activities of the area. Maintained by the Coconino National Forest, Red Mountain offers the perfect weekend day trip. There is a very nice trail maintained by the Forest Service that goes to the peak. Not only is the peak cool geologically speaking, the views are drop dead gorgeous from the summit and all around. From the summit, you have great views of Humphreys Peak, Kendrick peak, Slate Mountain and of much more of the area including glimpses of the Grand Canyon. The views that Red Mountain make it worth the visit. However, the real beauty of the mountain lays in its geological features.