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Sunday Hike: SEDONA hiking day adventure.

Good Morning

This Month Hike will be... a SEDONA hiking day Adventure

We will meet and carpool from the Target on the south/east corner of 101E freeway and Frank Lloyd Wright in north Scottsdale at 6am sharp.

The commute will take us into Sedona via the Hwy 179 turnoff from the I17.

We will begin our adventure with a 2 hr hike of Cathedral Rock, the trail I have chosen begins with a mild climb of the red rock to a panoramic view to include multiple rock formations and leads down a switch back to the creek and foliage below with great picture opportunities.  This is an out and back hike.

We will break near  uptown Sedona to eat lunch at Javelina Cantina 671 Hwy 179, Located In the Hillside Shopping Center, Sedona, AZ[masked] and take in some yummy nutrition and more fabulous views of the red rock area in the A/C.

after lunch we will head up oak creek for a 20 min scenic drive with tree canopies over the road and lots of greenery to arrive at our afternoon hike at West Fork trail head.

This is also an out and back with very modest climbing and full tree coverage and crosses the creek in multiple areas where you can hop skip across the rocks for added adventure, at the turn around a very oohahh surprise awaits you to have a moment of breathtaking quiet to reflect on the awesome day everyone just had together.

The second trail is truly a friendly hike to enjoy and if the afternoon clouds and breeze arrive its all the better.  The second hike is about 2hrs also and the wild raspberry patches might be in full eating season too!

The 1st trail requires a $5 per car pass we will pickup on the way in at the grocery store and use the bathroom prior to the hike and

The second is a $10 per car fee paid at the trail head to be shared by each vehicles occupants and lunch is Dutch (aka everyone for themselves) I will provide a cooler with ice for anyone who needs to freshen their water bottles and gallons of drinking water too.

We should be back in the valley early eve, I’m guessing by 6pm.

Happy Hiking - Julie

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  • Julie P.

    I had such a great time, thanks everyone for all the laughs!

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had so much fun! Thank you, Julie!

    July 23, 2013

    • Julie P.

      you're welcome, me too

      July 23, 2013

  • LaVerne L.

    Thank you Julie for a great day of hiking. The weather was great and there were so many things to see. I even found my new home :). This was a great way to get to know and encourage each other, when crossing so many creeks.
    Thank you Ladies for sharing another great Sunday Hike

    July 22, 2013

    • Julie P.

      you have a great view from that home too haha, you're welcome

      July 23, 2013

  • Laura

    I'm not up to hiking, but may drive up and meet you all for lunch. If I do, I'll call LaVerne. Might join you for Oak Creek West Fork Trail!

    July 20, 2013

    • Julie P.

      good plan, the restaurant opens at 11:30 if you wanna meet us then we will be there

      July 20, 2013

    • Laura

      Thank you. I will be there if I can :-) enjoy your morning hike. Really sounds beautiful. Wish I could be there.

      July 20, 2013

  • Julie P.

    for the ladies meeting at FLW/101 i will be the driver for 3 lucky people, Look for my WHITE VW JETTA in the parking lot at target at 6am SHARP please

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Michele

    So "the Kathy's" are you bringing the dogs for the hike?

    July 16, 2013

    • Kathy

      Nope- they are too old for the hikes

      July 17, 2013

  • Laura

    I'm a maybe. Haven't been feeling very good but would live to join you. I'll check back in toward the end if the week..

    July 16, 2013

  • Kathy

    Hi Laverne- Kathy H and I are going but we will be
    Meeting the group at Cathedral Rock - where is the
    Trailhead located and approx what time will you
    Be arriving there? Thanks

    July 15, 2013

    • Kathy

      Ok Laverne - just wondered because we live a few miles from I17 and coming into Scottsdale is 40 minutes out of our way. Will wait for Julie to chime in. Thanks

      July 15, 2013

    • Laura

      I also live at I-17 and Happy Valley...

      July 16, 2013

  • Julie P.

    hi kathy- you can meet us at the trail head just remember to stop on the way in at the IGA grocery store it should be at 100 verde valley school rd off 179 on the N/W corner set back from the 179 you need a 1 day red rock pass for the first hike and purchase it at the courtesy counter. HIGHLY RECOMMEND a bathroom stop as the trail DOES NOT offer any facilities! Then continue north on 179 a few more roundabouts, look for the one marked BACK O BEYOND take it west and follow the winding road about a mile and you will see a small dirt lot on the south side of street thats the trail head. a couple more parking spots are on the north side. Also remember cash for the afternoon hike fee paid at the trail head. I will be in a white VW jetta TDI with the other ladies. See you on the dirt :)- julie

    July 15, 2013

    • Kathy

      Thank you- looking forward to the hikes!

      July 15, 2013

  • Julie P.

    OOPS forgot the important stuff - we will be at trail head 7:30-8:00am roughly.

    July 15, 2013

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