By Ted Grussing
… I took this shot this morning as I was heading out to get some close up shots of Robbers Roost the rock that is in sunshine on the right hand side of the image; there is a cave on the upper right portion of the rock I wanted to get some closeups of and the lighting looked very good out there. I continued my flight along the edge of the rim as I lost altitude and came by RR about a hundred feet above it and a few hundred feet this side of it. I continued at the low altitude and about center of the image I turned right and flew well below the two mountains (Casner on the right and Black Mountain on the left) into Sycamore Canyon; there was some beautiful lighting behind Casner, so once in the canyon I turned right and flew a few miles up the canyon before turning back down the canyon and ultimately shooting the rocks on the left side of the image above center. Above Black Mountain on the left side of the photo is Perkinsville and further out Paulden and the Chino Wash. Following the rim up and to the right will bring you to Ash Fork.