November 9, 2016
I apologize for getting my recent posts out of chronological order – life happens. Back in November we headed down to Arizona for my niece’s wedding. We went a few days early to visit my uncle and aunt who live in Cottonwood – just a few miles from the famous Sedona. We watched the election returns and were stunned along with the relatives – it sometimes seems as though they are about the only Democrats in their county. Carla and I decided to go for a hike to clear our heads the morning after. We were able to find the trail we went on a few years ago – Broken Arrow Trail. Here is a write up from the National Forest Service – and here is a link from the Sedona Hiking Trails Site. And here is a screen capture of part of the map.
When you take this hike you can end up at Chicken Point, which is the same destination when you start from a different spot and take the Little Horse Trail. We’ve done that hike a couple of times, you can read about one of the hikes here.
At any rate, we turned off state highway 179 onto Morgan Road and drove until the pavement ended and there was a little parking lot. We got our gear together and headed up the trail.
A picture is worth a thousand words – let me simply leave you with a few thousand words worth of pictures from the hike. Click on the pictures (please click on the pictures) to get bigger and better versions of the images.
Look at that little stack of rocks on the edge of the Hoodoo – like a cairn marking the way?
As you get up to the overview of Submarine rock you really get some great vistas. Here is Carla as we look over the valley into the Munds Mountain Wilderness.
This view is the reason people come from around the world to hike in the Red Rocks.
We didn’t want to spend too much time away from my uncle and aunt so we headed back to town, stopping along the way for breakfast. We had not come to terms with the election (and still haven’t over a month later) but we try to appreciate the beauty of the world around us.