October 2012 - Revisiting Sedona

Mekayla came to Arizona and we went off to explore the red rock country in and around Sedona.
A larger scale view of red rock country near Sedona, Arizona. : hiking, autumn, red rock country  Mekayla, Pascal, and Lance. : hiking, autumn, red rock country  Red rock views. : hiking, autumn, red rock country  Sedona rock layers. : hiking, autumn, red rock country 
A helicopter tour might be cool if you're on one, but it kind of stinks if you're a hiker and can't carry on a conversation with your companions. : hiking, autumn, red rock country  Mekayla enjoys her breakfast! : hiking, autumn, red rock country  There's the sun! : hiking, autumn, red rock country  Those canyon walls are tall!  Hiking along the west fork of Oak Creek. : hiking, autumn, red rock country 
At least it's fall somewhere, if not in Tucson. : hiking, autumn, red rock country  Shadow buddies. : hiking, autumn, red rock country  Looks peaceful.  But it was actually pretty noisy because there were so many hikers….the perils of hiking here during peak tourist season, I guess. : hiking, autumn, red rock country  West Fork Oak Creek in the morning sun. : hiking, autumn, red rock country 
Either manzanita or closely related to manzanita. : hiking, autumn, red rock country  Sunrise over Sedona.  We got up early because we went to bed early and were rewarded by wonderful colors! : hiking, autumn, red rock country  Foliage. : hiking, autumn, red rock country  The creek is in a deep gorge. : hiking, autumn, red rock country