Yesterday we hiked the Hiline Trail in Sedona then spent today recovering. I think it's the heat and sun that are wiping me out, because the four-mile round-trip part wasn't that bad. It had an elevation gain of about 500 or 600 feet, but it wasn't too, too steep.
It's a hiking and single-track mountain bike trail that hugs the face of the red rock. We encountered quite a few mountain bikers, and I think they're all crazy.
In the photo above, the light strip in the center is the highway, which is near where we started our hike. So you can see that we went up quite a ways.
At the top is a 360-degree view of surrounding rock formations and blue sky. Dave spent awhile checking out the topo map, comparing it with the formations spread out before him. He loves maps.
I spent our time at the top sitting on a shady rock taking photos and soaking in the views.
Going down was a LOT faster than going up! This morning my legs said they wanted to rest, so we did a car trip to Williams -- where the quilt store that was supposed to be open wasn't -- and to the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. Great museum -- more on it later.
|View from the top of the Hiline Trail.|
Have a colorful day