Monday, April 18, 2016

Beautiful Sedona

After returning from seeing the Grandkids for Easter, I hitched up and went up the hill to Sedona, AZ. I love this place! I camped on Forest land between Sedona and Cottonwood. The hot air balloons flew over every morning.

My first hike is my favorite, the Teacup trail. The scenery is gorgeous, even from the trailhead.

There were lots of flowers, in between the cacti.


I was hiking with new friends, CB and Jo.

The next day I started out on the Soldier Pass trail. Those vortexes cause some pretty twisted trees.

The yucca were also blooming.

There's a huge sinkhole on the trail that happened fairly recently.

Unfortunately, they have rerouted the trail to a jeep road, which was steep and slippery, so I turned around and did some of the Jordan trail.


Afterwards, I walked around town, and saw Sacajawea stirring up the clouds.

In the early evening, I went to the Crescent Moon Red Rock Crossing Park for a great view of Cathedral Rock. The classic view of Red Rock Crossing is a little hard to capture unless you wade in the water. Unfortunately, I didn't bring my water shoes.

There are some old buildings here, including this water wheel.

And if you walk a little farther, there is a nice view of Cathedral Rock, with a reflection in the water.

I went on lots of hikes in the area - more to come!


  1. Sedona is a gorgeous spot. We've always said that somebody dropped the ball back in the 1930's...the whole area should have been a National Park!

  2. That red flower is too beautiful to be real! I look forward to the "more to come," as this is an area where I have not yet spent much time.

  3. I wonder what Sacagawea is doing in Sedona? She was not from there. Sacagawea. May 1788 – December 20, 1812; also Sakakawea or Sacajawea, was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition achieve each of its chartered mission objectives exploring the Louisiana Purchase. With the expedition, between 1804 and 1806, she traveled thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean.

  4. What a gorgeous day. Your pictures are fabulous. This is a spot I have yet to visit as well. Love your campsite. Hope I can find something as nice when I get there. Who wouldn't love a trail named teacup! Wonder why they rerouted that trail if it was nicer before?

  5. It's so beautiful there! Lovely photos.

  6. You can't get scenery like that east of the Mississippi! :c(

  7. missing the area . thanks for the tour.


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