November 2011 - Weekend in Sedona

Loren and I took a post-Thanksgiving trip to Sedona and very much enjoyed hiking and eating good food!
We'd already been in Sedona since the night before, but no pictures 'til now.  Amazing I waited that long given the scenery we saw. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Nice to see pine trees! : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  And fall colors! : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Now we're in the red rock country. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip 
The red dirt definitely started turning Lance pink. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Those are awfully large rock cairns they have here.  It's like they think we'll get lost or something. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Red rock, white rock. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  In front of Boynton Canyon resort and some amazing rocks. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip 
Loren in front of Boynton Spire, or some such thing. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  It might have been windy...as Loren climbs on high. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Wind-blown and glowing hair. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Pascal's turn to be up high, plus Lance's floppy ear. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip 
Yes, that's the wind.  Lance can't quite pull that off on his own. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Pascal. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Walking along the road to Devil's Bridge.  Unfortunately, you have to "share" the road (i.e. yield the right of way) to all the jeep tours which make lots of dust. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  The colors were even more striking as we edged towards sunset. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip 
Natural bridge:  Devil's Bridge. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  The bridge from almost directly underneath. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Another angle of the bridge. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  The crew hangs out on top of the bridge. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip 
Good sunset, pretty moon and Venus. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  160sedona2011 : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Sunset in Sedona. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  White rock, red rock.  About to enter the canyon containing the west fork of Oak Creek. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip 
We highly recommend you do this hike if you have the chance.  High canyon walls... : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  River crossings... : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Beautiful stream and red rock... : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  And good company! : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip 
Lance navigates this river crossing : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Don't cough too hard...might get a rock on your head. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Pascal and Lance. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Loren and red rock. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip 
216sedona2011 : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Nice trail! : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  This picture gives a better sense of the depth of the canyon. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  More red and white rock! : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip 
Vertigo! : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  232sedona2011 : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  I swear I slept a lot the night before. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Light reflecting from the canyon walls high up behind the camera gave some surreal lighting for pictures. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip 
What are you waiting for? : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  244sedona2011 : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Wow, Lance, we didn't know you were so ferocious. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Canyon wall. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip 
Hmmm. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  I think this represented our furthest point out.  It's possible to hike out of the canyon if you're willing to swim some stream crossings, hop over gigantic boulders, and traverse about 12 miles like that; we'll have to consider doing that some time. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  270sedona2011 : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Hanging around. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip 
Resting. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Loren being awesome! : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  West Fork Oak Creek. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Sunset somewhere between Phoenix and Tucson on the drive home. : hiking, red rocks, thanksgiving, roadtrip 
Looking back towards Sedona.  We're above the red rock country which dominates the rest of this album. : thanksgiving, roadtrip, hiking, red rocks  Red Rock Country. : roadtrip, red rocks, thanksgiving, hiking  The scenery was gorgeous. : red rocks, hiking, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Pretty sunset colors. : red rocks, roadtrip, hiking, thanksgiving 
Nice view from the hotel.  We really "roughed it" on this trip. : red rocks, hiking, thanksgiving, roadtrip  Several images stitched together vertically to try to capture the canyon wall.  Still didn't succeed... : hiking, red rocks, roadtrip, thanksgiving