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!