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Mays Landing, New Jersey
March 19, 2010
From journal Stunningly Scenic Sedona
March 12, 2007
From journal Solo in Sedona
Orchard Park, New York
June 1, 2004
From journal Hiking in Sedona and Around
January 30, 2003
From journal Sedona Red Rocks
palos verdes, California
November 12, 2002
You can park on the side of the road off Hwy 179. Make sure you have your parking pass. There are many well worn trails to take around the perimeter or climbing straight up. Or one could just sit on the smooth red rocks and do nothing.
I went at 8am on a Hot June Mornning during a heat wave.Ugh. I decided to just pick my way up to the top, weaving and jumping from rock to rock. I knew I wanted to get as high up on the Bell as I could and possibly find the Vortex. So off I climbed. I got about 3/4's of the way up and had to stop. The view was incredible. I sat down and took in the gorgeous valley. One could see the Chapel of the Holy Cross tucked up against the rocks. The Chapel is worth checking out, a beautifull structure and another great place to think.
The valley took on a whole new look. You could see for miles big red shapes in the distance. The red and orange colours melted together with the warm sun, it was truly amazing. I sat and thought about the Native Americans who walked this land and the local ruins that I had visited. Then my thoughts turned to wondering about my massage that I was getting in the afternoon. It was hard to just sit still and not think, but enjoy the Bell's energy. This is truly a magical place that everyone can enjoy.
From journal Red Rocks of Arizona