It was a long day! Started out at 4am meeting the group on campus & heading to the Dayton Airport for a 6:30am flight to Denver and then on to Phoenix, AZ. Big airports on busy days mean lots of lines everywhere you go. We finally got our 2 large vans from Budget and headed to Sedona, AZ. After getting out of Phoenix, we stopped at In & Out Burgers. It seems to be tradition when heading out west on geology trips.
We pretty much headed straight to Lizard Head & got our day packs together. It was about an hour walk up to the top with several stops along the way to look at the view and catch our breath.
We wondered around the top for about an hour and then Dr. John Whitmore had a few minutes together at the top before heading back down. The walk back down was quicker but not all that easier.
We headed to the hotel, checked in, found a Thai restaurant next door to the hotel & all headed for nice well deserved night of sleep!