Monday, April 30, 2012

More Beautiful Sedona

One hike I have never tried before is the one up to the saddle of Cathedral Rock. It's a pretty steep trail, but I was doing okay until -

You are supposed to climb up the steep crack on the left. I figured I'd done enough. I may have been able to get up, but would have had to come down.

The rock was very sandy and slippery, and I ended up sliding down on my butt quite a bit.

The flowers are really starting to bloom here.

If you don't want to climb up Cathedral Rock, the Templeton trail goes along the base, where you get an unusual view of the back side.

Another day, the group went to see the famous front view of Cathedral Rock.

Looks like Phil and his harem, huh?

Another day we went on my favorite Sedona hike, the Teacup trail. Even the view from the trailhead is gorgeous.

Along the way I found a century plant about to bloom in a month or so.

And we had to stop by Bell Rock, one of Sedona's famous vortexes.

Supposedly, that is why so many of the trees are twisted like this. (wink, wink)


  1. I didn't know Bell Rock was a vortex - thanks! It's big enough for a bunch of us to get 'texed at once. I'll take Dramamine.

    The Good Luck Duck

  2. I think your sense of humor got a little more twisted in that vortex. ;c)

    Beautiful area to hike, even if it requires a little butt sliding time.

  3. I've never seen anything like that before!

  4. Beautiful photos of Sedona and the red rocks. It's certainly one of our favourite spots in the southwest.

  5. Very nice pictures from Sedona.

  6. So are those alien contrails I see above Bell Rock? Make sure you're not on it if it decided to take off into space like it was supposed to do some years ago :-)))

  7. So what's with the weird curlycues above the rock? Is that the vortex?

  8. Its certainly is beautiful and full of contrasts. Lots of photo opportunities I bet.

  9. Sedona is still on my list of 'to do's". I've been there, but never parked there and have never hiked there.

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    Terie - Even though I haven't used an SX260, I think it is the very best choice at this time. I have 3 friends who have it and they love it.


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