An unfinished little watercolor inspired by @ 's wonderful description of these mountains, just outside beautiful . I adore this place so much, and they are incredibly sacred and special to so many. A long time ago, a Hopi elder from Moenkopi who carves Katsina kindly and generously regaled me with stories of the Peak's significance for Hopi religious practices, as home to the Katsina, and the Wikipedia page describes these mountains as follows :"The Wilderness encompasses most of the upper reaches of the San Francisco Peaks including Humphreys Peak, Arizona's highest point at 12,643 feet (3,854 m). The area is named for the Hopi gods, or Kachinas, whom according to Hopi mythology live here for part of every year. In mid-summer these Gods fly from the top of the peaks to the Hopi mesas as clouds bringing the rains of the seasonal monsoons. These peaks are sacred to tribes including the Havasupai, Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni. Several religious shrines have been identified in the Wilderness, some of which are still in use."