Let's hike in Sedona!
Sedona's main attraction is its array of red sandstone formations. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. The red rocks form a popular backdrop for many activities, ranging from spiritual pursuits to the hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails.
The native americans say that there are energy vortexes that originate in Sedona. Not sure if this is true, but just the beauty of the area is invigorating!
I've earmarked either the West Fork Trail or the Secret Canyon Trail. Both are a full day hike, to be done on a Sunday.
I'm planning on leaving Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 in the morning and return on Feb. 3 - leaving Sedona in the early afternoon. I will stay for 2 nights with a full day of hiking on Sunday. My plan is to be in Sedona by 2 pm or earlier and check into the hotel, and maybe get in a nice afternoon walk.
From the Inland Empire, Sedona is only a 6 hour drive. We can caravan from my house, if anyone is interested. If you are coming from a different part of the Southland, and want to caravan, but want to meet somewhere along the way, we can probably do that too.
I will be staying at the Motel 8, which has pretty good rates right now, and they allow dogs. The charge for your dog is $25 per pet, and only has to be paid once (it is NOT a per night charge like other hotels in the area). Info for Motel 8 is as follows:
Super 8 Motel Sedona
2545 W Highway 89a
Sedona AZ 86336
Direct phone #: (928)[masked]
If you call now, and have AAA, the rate for 2 nights is approximately $161 including tax, but not including the pet fee. Ask for Ruth and mention my name.
If you have any recommendations for a favorite hike, please let me know. Maybe we can do a quick hike on Saturday, after arriving at the hotel.