April 2015 - Red Rock Wilderness

Exploring the Red Rock Wilderness near Sedona.
Off on an adventure in the secret, red rock wilderness! : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  The eponymous red rocks. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  The trekking party, minus yours truly. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  Very red rocks. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim 
Many blooms were about since it's spring time in Arizona! : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  There was some climbing to be done. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  Looking back on where we came from. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  I've never seen flowers like these on cactus! : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim 
Mana picks out her next target. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  Garrison is having a good time! : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  Alan. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  An old, abandoned cabin. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim 
A nice spot for lunch. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  The red rock country seen from above. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  Great weather for backpacking. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  Katy and Alan. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim 
Onward without our packs to get closer to the end of the trail. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  Looking away from the red rock country for a moment reveals Mt. Humphreys to the north (the highest point in Arizona). : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  Enjoying a moment of levity. I missed what this was about. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  I've hiked below before, but never up here. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim 
The contrast between reds and greens is impressive. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  Fun rocks! : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  Red rock country. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  Some of the recognizable landmarks (e.g. Bell Rock) from above. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim 
More of Sedona. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  Early morning on the plateau. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  The sun rises on a butte.  Verticality. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim 
Pre-dawn light. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  Incredible details in the rocks. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  More blooms! : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  The group winds around a bend on the descent. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim 
Climbing up to get a better look for cliff dwellings! : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  Found 'em: they were up very high. : backpacking, red rock, mogollon rim  GPS track of most of our hike. Omits the part where we went without packs because the tracker stayed with the packs.