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Yesterday I attempted to do a much longer bike ride, but after having more difficulty than not I cut the ride short and returned home after spending the day cycling and walking my bike around Sunset Crater Volcano Nat. Monument
I began at the green dot after my friend dropped me and my bike off and rode NE along a forestry road to see the back south side of Sunset Crater. From the start the ride became hard as the limestone gravel the road was mad of was hard to ride with a loaded bike. I ended up walking more than ridi
Looking back at Mt Elden
Sunset Crater erupted in around 1100 AD making it on the Continental USA the second most recent volcano to erupt after Mt St Helens.
The Indians who lived near by had to evacuate about 800 years ago abandoning their pueblo's where they live for perhaps 3000 years.
See more about Sunset Crater at: https://www.nps.gov/sucr/index.htm