Typically, when I visit my family in Flagstaff, I take a shuttle from the airport, but on this trip my son had business in Phoenix so he and my middle grandson, age 4, were able to pick me up. My son enjoys reading reports on AnyPort. He suggested we drive through Sedona, rather than take the more direct route, so I could get more photos of the magnificent red rocks. All of the following photos were taken from the car, with mixed results.
Heading north out of Phoenix the elevation immediately begins to change.