Sedona

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Sedona is everything everyone told us it would be: beautiful, stunning scenery, red dirt, red rocks, world class mountain biking, a crowded touristy town full of hippie like people looking for the vortex, and rich folk vacationing. What I feel about Sedona is pretty much the same as I feel about South Lake Tahoe. Both areas are beyond beautiful and have great mountain biking, I just can’t stand the endless stream of cars and stops lights in the town. Thankfully it’s fairly easy in both places to avoid the town.

What really made this stop wonderful is we know a couple from San Diego, Matt and Timoni, who now live in Sedona. There’s nothing like having a local guide you around the trails, escort you to a beautiful boon dock spot, and direct you to the real unknown gems in the area. And on top of that we had a great group of friends from San Diego join us for a long weekend, Mike, Chris, Laurie, and old man Birch. And of course R is here! He’s tagging along on our trip till he wears out his welcome.

There was one minor problem. I cracked my seat tube on the second to last day of biking. A slight bummer since one of the main focuses of this trip is mountain biking. So I missed the last ride with the group, and from what Amelia and the group said it was quite a ride.

So I’m getting a new frame, and will definitely be back in the saddle for the Hurricane stop, if not hopefully before. Next stop the Grand Canyon. We love reading your comments, so please keep them coming. Enjoy the pics.

April 1st, as usual when we departed it snowed the night before.

April 1st, as usual when we departed it snowed the night before.

How's this for a sales pitch to move to the Reno/Tahoe area?

How’s this for a sales pitch to move to the Reno/Tahoe area?

Nine hours after departing Mammoth we arrived at our overnight boon dock spot a few miles north of Lake Havasu City.

Nine hours after departing Mammoth we arrived at our overnight boon dock spot a few miles north of Lake Havasu City.

Amelia, Timoni, Sara, and Turner at our boon dock spot just outside of Sedona. We stayed here 7 nights. Thanks Matt!

Amelia, Timoni, Sara, and Turner at our boon dock spot just outside of Sedona. We stayed here 7 nights. Thanks Matt!

Bear Mountain, we actually hiked to the top on Monday.

Bear Mountain, we actually hiked to the top on Monday.

When we woke up the first morning it was 28 degrees outside, 38 inside and a little snow on the ground. You just push a button and the furnace kicks ass!

When we woke up the first morning it was 28 degrees outside, 38 inside and a little snow on the ground. You just push a button and the furnace kicks ass!

My two girls, out for a morning stroll on a red dirt road.

My two girls, out for a morning stroll on a red dirt road.

My two girls, out for a morning stroll on a red dirt road.

Sedona Sunset.

The gang, Laurie, Amelia, Old man Birch, Timoni, Mike, and Chris, at the Cockscomb trailhead.

The gang, Laurie, Amelia, Old man Birch, Timoni, Mike, and Chris, at the Cockscomb trailhead.

Amelia on the Mezcal trail.

Amelia on the Mezcal trail.

Amelia on the Mezcal trail.

Beautiful setting for the post ride party!

Chicken Point

Chicken Point

 

If we ever see another pink jeep it will be too soon. These things are crawling all over Sedona.

If we ever see another pink jeep it will be too soon. These things are crawling all over Sedona.

 

That's me on the Devil's Bridge.

That’s me on the Devil’s Bridge.

This is Lincoln and he stacks cairns along Oak Creek.

This is Lincoln and he stacks cairns along Oak Creek.

R almost naked in Oak Creek.

R almost naked in Oak Creek.

The Queen of Oak Creek.

The Queen of Oak Creek.

 

 

 

12 thoughts on “Sedona

  1. Great Post! Damn that was a good time! We’ll have to do it again next year. Thanks for instigating the first annual Sedona trip. Very glad to hear that you have a solution to the bike situation. See you in Hurricane!!!

    Mike

  2. I am glad you all had such a great time, and sorry I couldn’t make it. What a beautiful place, beautify pictures and beautiful people.

  3. I will be thinking of you guys as I head back to work May 1st. : ( well it is only 6 weeks then the summer! Ryan and I are planning a Sedona trip in the fall, parents will watch wee baby Archer. Which is better, Sedona or Moab? I miss riding with you crazy kids! I am back on the bike and feeling good. Keep the pictures coming so I can live vicariously through you.

  4. Looks like you created a wonderful memory and had a great time. The pics are amazing! Sonja and I will have to put Sedona on our list.
    John
    P.S. I think you guys would look real cute pulling your Airstream with a pink Jeep 🙂

  5. It was so much fun having you guys boon-dock in Sedona. I can’t believe it was 7 nights! Time has gone by way too fast. See you again soon!

  6. Great pictures. We used to love going there to enjoy the beauty and to “feel” the vortex. It is a special place, even with the stop signs, pink jeeps, people and more people.

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