Morning Glory Vista Dec 13

Starting from the Soldier Pass trailhead
PC128991   MORNING GLORY VISTA PC128992 PC128993   First, we work our way east alomg the Cibola Trail, passing the base of the Sphinx PC128995
PC128996   It's a cold morning, with pools frozen in shadows PC128997 PC128998 PC128999
PC129000   Passing the Mitten PC129002 PC129003 PC129006
PC129007 PC129008 PC129010 PC129011   The lost second group finally comes into view
PC129012 PC129013 PC129014   A one-room ruin or a Boy Scout exercise? PC129016
PC129017 PC129018 PC129019   Morning break on an open spot PC129020
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PC129029 PC129030 PC129032   Coming around the north side of the Sphinx, which was 'Morning Glory" on early maps. PC129033
PC129034 PC129035 PC129038 PC129039   Now it's getting ledgy...
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PC129045 PC129047   Our objective for the lunch stop PC129048 PC129049
PC129050 PC129051   The Fort Apache limestone layer is prominent here PC129052 PC129053   A twisted Arizona cypress
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PC129060 PC129061 PC129063   This 'mushroom' is to be our lunch spot PC129064
PC129065 PC129066 PC129067 PC129069   West Sedona is visible to one side
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PC129085 PC129086 PC129087 PC129089   Looking across to Hwy 89A
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PC129103 PC129104   Starting down PC129105 PC129106
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PC129111 PC129112   It starts to get icy at this point PC129114 PC129115
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PC129122 PC129123   Watch the slippery stuff! PC129124 PC129125
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PC129153   Returning to the public Soldier Pass Trail PC129154 PC129155 PC129156
PC129157   The Seven Pools