I had seen this Metero Crater form an airplane and I was curious to see it in person. It was a little out of my way and the wind in the area was worthy of noting. The T-shirts on sale said “I survived the wind at Meteor Crater”, I was tempted to buy one.
Fifty thousand years ago, a meteor ripped through the skies over Arizona traveling at roughly 40,000 miles an hour crashed into the surface of a high plateau. Within a few seconds, the resulting massive explosion threw millions of tons of rock over the surrounding area, opening a crater three-quarters of a mile across and 700 feet deep. From a plane it is easy to spot because it is so big and the surround area is flat desert. I think I could have spotted my camper from a plane in this area, it was so flat.
As I drove away from the campground and wind I spotted three Proghons...
...and they spotted me.