The Oak Creek Canyon Trail is one of the most popular hikes near Sedona, Arizona. As you zig-zag into the canyon, the Mongollon rim of white kabab limestone and red sand stone form an undulating fortress on both sides of the creek. It was simply beautiful. The only negative for me, was all of the stream crossings. Hopping rocks is not my favorite thing. Towards the end, I just gave up and trudged right through with soggy shoes. The ten million year old cliffs were never far away...
The towering rocks kissed the sky. They hovered between 800-2000 feet.
The trees were pretty darn tall too.
The ruins of Mayhew lodge. 1925-1968. Celebrities like Clark Gable, Walt Disney and Jimmy Stewart stayed here.
This robin has soggy shoes too.
This slug doesn't need shoes.
Oak Creek Canyon is often called a cousin of the Grand Canyon. Even though it was gorgeous, I'd only call it a 3rd cousin once removed.
"In the empire of the desert, water is the king and shadow is the queen."
Mehmet Murat lldan
Now, for a walk on the wild side of the street, head over to The Chorus of the Crows I'm ranting (my first rant) about a certain un-natural and vexing phenomenon...
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