Day 1: Santa Barbara to Flagstaff Ends in Failure
I had one goal today: Make it to Sedona before sunset.
I passed through Flagstaff with about an hour until twilight, but the clouds and mountains had other plans, ushering in the darkness before its time. Boat in tow, I retreated to Flagstaff where I'm holding up for the night.
Nothing special - just a cheap room to catch some sleep - tomorrow I check out Monument Valley and The View Hotel.
Here are some photos of the drive - it truly was beautiful, the green hills of California giving way to the brown, rocky mountains (which are snow covered in Flagstaff).
Even though the dark sky ruined my chance to see and photograph the rock structures in Sedona, it did create an awfully nice sunset. The clouds were all over the place, some streaking and others glowing.