Sedona Hike & Shoot (Premium)

Sedona has opened several new trails - the wildflowers are blooming - the scenery is terrific!  Lets grab a camera and some landscape or macro gear and get some dirt on our boots.  This is a walking photo trip, not a death hike!

We'll meet at the Yavapai Vista Parking area.  There is a requirement to have either a Red Rock daily pass ($5.00 at the machine in the parking lot), weekly pass or Annual Pass.  A National Park Annual Pass is also accepted, they are $80 at the Red Rock Ranger Station, just after the speed on highway 179 drops to 45mph.

DIRECTIONS:  To get to the Yavapai Vista Trailhead and Parking area, you actually have to drive past it on Highway 179 on the way toward Sedona.  As you exit the Village of Oak creek, you will pass a Circle K on your right, followed by the Bell Rock Vista and Courthouse Vista.  Next up is the Little Horse Trail Head area on your right.  You will loop around the next "roundabout" and head back towards the Village of Oak Creek.  The Yavapai Vista parking area will be on the right in about a mile or so, the first place you can turn right after you exit the roundabout.  If you pass it, just loop around and try again.  It happens - trust me.

 

TRAIL PLAN: The plan is to follow the Kaibab Trail, Slim Shady trail, the HT trail, and then follow the East Templeton Trail back to the parking area.  Distance is a little over 2 miles.  Bring water, hat, sunblock, trail snacks (if so inclined).

 

OTHER:  Please follow trail etiquette - there isn't a second set of rules for photographers. Stay on trails, make a minimum impact, yield to those traveling uphill, warn others before you pass them, step to the side to make way for those who want to pass.  This is a popular mountain bike trail as well - step to the side, they normally will tell you how many more are in the group.

 

 

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  • Keith C.

    very good

    May 27, 2013

  • Sylvia B

    This was a great event, in spite of my little hiccup. Great seeing and meeting everyone. I'll hopefully post when I get back to the valley.

    May 26, 2013

  • Stephen V.

    Most excellent vistas

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Sharon J.

    Beautiful area.

    May 24, 2013

  • Sharon J.

    Already here with a couple other photogs

    May 24, 2013

  • Vinay

    I wish I could... I was very much eager to join but got booked for something else as i was not on confirmed list...

    May 23, 2013

  • Lawrence

    Sorry for the late cancellation, but my work schedule changed this week and I did not win the lottery!

    May 23, 2013

  • John F D.

    My son is coming in for the weekend , I need to reluctantly cancel. you folks enjoy.

    May 23, 2013

  • Larry P.

    It has been windy up here. Friday is no diff. Forecast at this moment: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 86F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

    1 · May 22, 2013

    • Larry P.

      :-) I will have a couple of diffusors/reflectors we can use as shields too. Anyone have a Plamp? Should be partly cloudy and that could make things interesting too.

      May 22, 2013

    • Stephen V.

      I have a Plamp. Will try to get it in the bag before I go.

      May 22, 2013

  • Kathy

    Bump someone up from the wait list. I'm having camera problems and can't get it back from the shop by then. Thanks!!

    May 22, 2013

  • Larry P.

    No SeeUms are out. Bring the bug juice...

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • Phyllis D.

    I will be out of town Friday thru Monday

    May 21, 2013

  • Stephen V.

    Any other Organizers care to join in? If so, we can open it up to more members.

    May 12, 2013

    • Stephen V.

      Great idea. Too bad I have neither phone nor email for SC...(turned off in his profile). SC, are you listenin?

      1 · May 15, 2013

    • SC

      Affirimative! I am in! Bring them on!

      May 19, 2013

  • Stephen V.

    Hiked the trail yesterday - looks really good! Lots of views of the famous landmarks, Bell, Courthouse, and Cathedral Rocks. Cactus are still in flower. Lots of opportunities to shoot buff mountain bikers! Wildflowers are fading fast, but were still present in cooler areas.

    Looking forward to Friday!

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Sylvia B

    Yay, thank you for letting me join you for this hike! I even managed to get all of Friday and the entire weekend off.

    May 15, 2013

  • Larry P.

    Odd time to shoot that. But maybe flowers will be OK. I will bring a diffusor for the flowers and a flash

    May 11, 2013

    • Nicholas P.

      Yes Red Rock Crossing is def a Sunset Spot

      1 · May 15, 2013

    • Sharon J.

      Sounds good to me Larry.

      May 15, 2013

  • Stephen V.

    Looking like we might get some good clouds on Friday. Keeping fingers crossed.

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • John F D.

    I joined 10/13 isn't my membership good for a year?

    May 14, 2013

    • Nicholas P.

      10/13 hasnt arrived yet - it expires in October so you are all set!

      May 14, 2013

  • Susan L

    I'll open this up to another member, I may have a chance to work at Phoenix Comicon this year- can't miss Capt. Jack Harkness & other weirdness

    May 14, 2013

  • Anne J.

    Does anyone know anything about the trail: how strenuous? gain in altitude? Is it a turnaround trail (same route on return as going) v.s. 'circular' (continuous trail from beginning to different return point)? Is it 2 mi RT, or 4mi RT? Probably can't make it as I work that night, but would like info. for future reference. Thanks!

    May 12, 2013

    • Stephen V.

      It's a 2mi loop hike, hits three of four parts of trails. I don't see much elevation change on the topo. And we are photogs, we stop all over the place. The hike would normally take less than an hour, with camera, 2 hours is about right.

      May 12, 2013

    • Larry P.

      loop, easy. Don't have the millage at this moment but will find out. But nothing to worry about.

      May 12, 2013

  • Nicholas P.

    Everyone that is on the waiting list is NOT a Premium Member, Please support the club by upgrading or remove yourself from the waitlist - thank you

    2 · May 12, 2013

  • Nicholas P.

    John, Vinay & Eric please update your Premium Dues this event is only For Premium Members. Thank you!

    May 12, 2013

  • Larry P.

    I live about 8 minutes away...

    1 · May 11, 2013

    • Nicholas P.

      See we hook you up Larry when it 150 degrees down here!

      May 12, 2013

  • Sharon J.

    Yay! A Friday photowalk. I can make that.

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Stephen V.

    Looking forward to leaving the century plus mark temps!

    1 · May 11, 2013

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