A May 2002 trip
to Sedona by kdog
Quote: My mother and I headed out of Los Angeles one May day in search of the famous Red Rocks of Sedona Arizona. We had also heard of the many energy votexes that one could visit for some quiet meditation.
Restaurant | "Coffee Pot Restaurant"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 6, 2002
2050 West State Route 89A
Sedona, Arizona 86336
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.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 12, 2002
6246 State Route 179
Sedona, Arizona 86351
Another enjoyable day trip would be out to the ghost town of Jerome. Its about an hour away, that is, taking the backroads. The town is way up on a hill. Its a former mining town that now hosts local artists. Go all the way up past Jerome and find The Asylum. Its a cool old hotel and restaurant that at one time was a Hospital and Nut House? The view is great and the beer cold.
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