Posts in March 2011
It’s so great to wake to the sound of birds chirping. I’d be chirping too if I got to hang out in a beautiful flowering tree in Sedona. I love the color of the new leaves…the fresh green of Spring. You know what Spring means? A romantic get-away with that special someone is in order. I have someone special coming to town and I think I am going to take them down to Red Rock Crossing for a little picnic. There is such an awesome view of Cathedral Rock from there and we could sit down by the water. The weather is gonna be so perfect for this weekend. It’s gonna hit 80 degrees! Time to get out the sunscreen.
This is the perfect time of year to go hit the trails. Not too hot, not too cold. Some friends and I decided to hike the Devil’s Bridge trail which is short drive from the Sedona Réal. Take Dry Creek Road to forest road152 and make a right. The trail head is about 10 to 15 minutes down the forest road and the parking area will be clearly marked.
This is such a pretty hike right in the heart of red rock country. It is a short hike, with a moderate elevation change. Maybe took us 45 minutes. There were amazing panoramic views, interesting rock formations, and the end result was stunning. You can walk right out onto the arch. We had a fellow hiker take a pic of us on the bridge. You can also go beneath the arch which is a cool perspective.
This hike is located down a dirt rode that isn’t graded so it’s best to drive a vehicle that can handle some rough terrain and has high clearance. I have done it before in a non 4×4 vehicle, but that can be kind of hit or miss depending on what kind of weather we have had, so keep that in mind. You might want to check out Barlow, the local jeep rental place, if you want take on some of the rougher road in the area.
Our inn has a hiking special. If you stay 3 or more nights after May1st, you get a weekly hiking pass and a copy of Sedona’s Top 10 Hikes for free.
Today we woke to beautiful cloud cover. I just love Sedona after a night time rain shower. The shadows of the clouds on the red rocks and the contrasting patches of blue are amazing. As an added bonus, there were snow dappled hilltops. I really wish I would have had my camera so I could post a picture for you. I will have to remember to keep one with me at all times.
Sedona is expecting beautiful weather this week. It should reach the mid-60s during the day and be cool in the evenings. Great hot air ballooning weather. This morning I saw several balloons dotting the sky and even drove under one of them on my way in to work. Sunrise was beautiful with the scattered cloud cover, and I bet from the hot air balloon it was stunning.
Last night we were enjoying the cool evening air (a lovely sixty degrees) in Sedona when a pair of Javalinas decided to pay us a visit. These hairy pig-like creatures, although most times timid to people, came right up to the patio table and were sniffing us. They didn’t make much noise, but I have feeling they were interested in the girl scout cookies we were nibbling on. They started and ran away when I got up to get the camera.