Early morning balloon ride over West Sedona. Part 1. Just a few days before Christmas, I took a balloon ride with my buddies from Red Rock Balloon Adventures this week. Great views of Thunder Mountain, Bear Mountain, Doe Mountain, Fay Canyon, Boyton Canyon, Enchantment, Cock's Comb ... This is a video a pieced together of the occasion. It includes filling the balloon and launching.
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.