I had the opportunity last week to spend some time up in the Four Corners region. While I was based in Farmington, NM, we did travel to the Four Corners monument and up to Durango, CO. We flew up to Durango in a Bombardier/DeHaviland DH-8, which is a high wing prop plane seating 37. While it wasn’t all that smooth a flight (summer storms and thermals make for a bumpy ride!) it was a great chance for me to fly over a section of Arizona that I’ve not had time to explore yet.
In particular, on the way back to Phoenix, we flew over Canyon de Chelly, with its rock spires and steep walls, Meteor Crater and the Mogollon Rim. We wrapped up with a steep turn over Piestewa Peak (nice view of the trail to the top) before settling to the runway at Sky Harbor with a gentle, graceful landing.
Taking pictures out a somewhat smeared plexiglass window didn’t make for great shots, but I did get some.