AZ Central's "Arizona Hike" page this week featured Sedona's Girdner Trail. Here's the link. This moderate, 4.5 mile (one way) hike begins at the Cultural Park Trailhead, where one can glimpse the wood-and-steel "skeletal" remains of Sedona's once world-class outdoor performance center. The trail features lots of cottonwood, willow and sycamore trees. Leaf peepers should plan to get there this week if possible. The leaves in Sedona are changing color fast, and the recent cold blast has them dropping to the ground like potato chips. (I borrowed that line from a friend.) Crunch! Bring your camera!
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Article from AZ Daily Sun on recently completed Red Rock Trails study. The headline -- "Unhappy Trails" suggests conflicts between trail users; however, the study and full article reveals that there are actually very few conflicts between trail users -- biking versus horseback riders verses hikers. The chief need for our red dirt trails appears to be something much less exciting: continued, long-term upkeep & maintenance.
Just in time for prime leaf-peeping season, Oak Creek Canyon north of Sedona will open for recreation starting Wednesday.Read More
OK, this is a long video. I should have broken it up into 3 vids, but "should of, could of." Anyway, this video features some wonderful Sedona and Sedona-area shots -- videos and stills, featuring The Birthing Cave, adorable baby bears (at Bearizona in Williams, AZ), close-ups of the aftermath of the Brins Fire, the Sedona "Wind Caves", an amazing Sedona double rainbow, a friendly tarantula, and ... well, a lot more. Enjoy.
In this video, we flash-photo travel from Buddha Beach to Red Rock Crossing, along Oak Creek, Up Cathedral Rock to the various saddles between The Mace and other towering spires, along some rock edges ... then on to an epic hike up Bear Mountain, one of the most interesting (and potentially dangerous) hikes in Sedona.