Canyon Peak

West of Camp 4 at Leroux Island the explorers followed the Little Colorado River to the northwest. For a couple of days they noticed a pointed peak ahead of them in the distance. Their camp #7 was just west of this peak.

Plate 9 from Sitgreaves' report showing "Canyon Peak"

Plate 9 from Sitgreaves’ report showing “Canyon Peak”

Woodruff Butte, Arizona

Woodruff Butte, Arizona

A portion of Sitgreaves’ journal entry for September 7, 1851:

“The surrounding scenery resembled that of the northwestern prairies, the country being bare of trees and the horizon unbroken, except in one direction, where a high, conical peak, that had served us several days as a landmark, varied the uniformity of its outline”.


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