San Francisco Peaks
groundsel, Packera franciscana (Greene) W.
A little closer, Flagstaff and the nearby San Francisco Peaks
are a good bet--stay in town at The Inn at 410 (inn410.com), grab coffee and a pastry at Macy's (macys coffee.net), then head up to Coconino National Forest's Inner Basin 'frail for aspens at their most brilliant.
Perched atop a 9,000-foot extinct volcano in the scenic San Francisco Peaks
, it has been plagued by water shortages since its founding 75 years ago.
Among the topics are ancient peoples and places of the San Francisco Peaks
, the eruption of Sunset Crater volcano, Hohokam and Chaco in the Sierra Sin Agua, the big view from small sites in Wupatki National Monument, pottery and cotton textiles, and evidence from the site of New Caves for the troubled end of Pueblo life.
The grasslands studied were typical of those found in northern Arizona along elevation gradients from the San Francisco Peaks
down to the Great Basin Desert.
Arizona Snowbowl, a ski resort located on the San Francisco Peaks
just north of Flagstaff, has an elevation of 12,663 feet at the summit of Humphreys Peak, Arizona's highest point.
Nestled at the base of the San Francisco Peaks
mountain range, The Peaks is a vibrant CCRC surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
For example, in Albuquerque Native American groups expressed deep concerns about implementation of the Indian Religious Freedom Act as it pertains to sacred sites such as the San Francisco Peaks
, Abalone Shell Mountain and Mount Taylor.
On March 12, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling to protect the San Francisco Peaks
, a mountain held holy by more than 13 Native nations.
Native Americans and environmental groups formed the Save the Peaks Coalition to tackle human rights and ecological concerns caused by a proposed ski resort development on the San Francisco Peaks
, a mountain area in northern Arizona.
Their announcement of doing so drew a sustained outcry from the local Navajo population, which views the surrounding San Francisco Peaks
as a sacred natural shrine.