Taken 13-Apr-17
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Photo Info

Dimensions4000 x 6000
Original file size43.2 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken13-Apr-17 17:53
Date modified10-Nov-17 12:52
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length26 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure0.4s at f/22
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Owl Clover and Buck horn130

Owl Clover and Buck horn130

Bear Mountain Owl Clover. This meadow is near the Secret Mountain wilderness just west of Sedona Arizona. This out and back hike up Bear Mountain is the ultimate Sedona geology lesson. From the trailhead it appears you will be walking across a boring flat plain to get over to the mountain. In reality it's a roller coaster through deep-ditch-erosion. On the return trip, you get a beautiful view of these ditches as they spider across the desert floor.

In a little over a quarter mile you're at the base of Bear Mountain. The fun begins. You are starting in the lower section of Schnebly Hill Sandstone. It's a huffer 350 ft ascent to a deck etched out by Apache Limestone. As you're wheezing for air keep in mind you haven't even cleared a quarter of the climb yet!