SEDONA ARIZONA ROAD TRIP / HIKIN' / CHILLIN' / VORTEXIN' / MEDICINE CIRCLE ETC

  • April 13, 2011 · 8:00 AM
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We'll be hiking several awesome locations in the SEDONA area. The difficulty ratings range from EASY to "SEMI-KINDA-TOUGH". None of the hikes are more difficult than last weeks "TOP of TOPANGA" hike.

 

The pace will be VERY relaxed... cuz no-body wants to be rushed on vacation, and I'm sure everyone wants the opportunity to take several photos. We'll have a VERY loose schedule so there will be several opportunities for people to explore by themselves, shop, or go to the "New Age Center" for a variety of services and or gifts. Other activities in the Sedona area include: Helicopter Ride, Bi-Plane ride, Pink Jeep Tour and Petroglyph Tour. (link below)

We'll meet for breakfast each morning at the "Canyon Breeze" (a couple blocks from the hotel - location on the map) to discuss that days activities, AND we'll meet at a designated meeting place each night to share what we've done that day!!! (exact times and locations "To Be Determined" = TBD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities on the list are:

 

-Hike Cathedral Rock (vortex)

-Hike Red Rocks Crossing (vortex)

-Hike Boynton Canyon (vortex and Indian ruins)

-Hike Schnebly Hill (medicine circle)

-Nightlife in Jerome (a lazy artists colony and a Haunted Saloon and EXCELLENT burgers)

-New Age Center

-Petroglyph Tour

WE'LL BE CARAVANING TO HIKES AND ETC.

***You'll be making your own arrangements for transportation and hotel accomodations****

 

It's an 8 hour drive from LA to Sedona

I'll have a block of rooms available at the IRIS INN hotel in "uptown" as well as suggestions for other hotels in the area. (FINALIZING ROOMS SOON... don't call yet, I'm trying for a group rate)

I'll be driving up Wednesday morning the 13th (8AM-ish / exact time TBD ) and driving back Sunday afternoon. If anyone wants to drive up the following day, that would also work... you could meet-up with the group that eve for dinner.

Other options are flying to Phoenix, renting a car and driving the 2 hours to Sedona. You'll be able to meet with the group when we meet for the evening, or following breakfast. (exact location and time TBD)

 

  It may be a good idea to have a "pre-trip meeting" to answer any questions. We'll decide on a time and a place in the coming weeks.

Exact daily itinerary will be determined in the coming weeks also, but we'll probably make it up as we go along anyhow, since weather may play a factor.

Below are all the links you'll need

If you have questions that I've already covered or that can be answered by Googling it yourself, I probably wont have time to answer it.

 

  INTERACTIVE MAP to HOTEL, BREAKFAST LOCALE AND HIKES:    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=201782227640152276864.00049c577680aa375089d&ll=34.871725,-111.757876&spn=0.00838,0.016512&z=17 

 

INFO ON SEDONA:

http://www.Sedona.net

 

  ROADWAY INN AND SUITES IRIS GARDEN  

  $129 TO $179 ($179 ROOM SLEEPS 6 PEOPLE)   http://www.rodewayinn.com/hotel-sedona-arizona-AZ348?hotel=AZ348

 

  BEST WESTERN PLUS   $250 TO $280   http://www.bestwesternsedona.com/      

 

ROSE TREE INN   $125 - $145  

  http://www.rosetreeinn.com/

 

     MATTERHORN INN   $150

  http://www.matterhorninn.com/

 

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  • ! That JOHN G.

    YouTUBE video of all of singing "Kumbaya" like a bunch of half-stoned tree-huggers!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKQDmHs8MJU&feature=player_embedded

    1 · April 22, 2011

  • shurovi

    sorry for the super late rating! John, thank you so much for going through all that effort of organising the entire trip...the scenery on the hikes were out of this world, the group was so much fun, and every day was a new adventure! See you on the next one : )

    1 · April 21, 2011

  • Nina

    Absolutely incredible trip: wonderful scenery, great hikes and cool people. Amazingly well planned and organized. Can't wait till the next one!

    1 · April 20, 2011

  • Christi

    Absolutely fabulous trip. Great group, great weather and scenery. Thank you John for organizing and keeping everyone busy. Looking forward to another adventure!

    1 · April 18, 2011

  • Rita

    It was a fantastic trip and great experience thanks to John's organizing it all and Brent's driving. I enjoyed meeting and spending time with a wonderful group of people.

    1 · April 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    unrealistically great.. very well organized, John keeps all group busy in enjoyable mood every moment of trip. Hard work perfectly done!

    1 · April 18, 2011

  • Lorie

    COOLEST TRIP EVER!!!!!

    1 · April 18, 2011

  • carol

    Great experience, what's not to like.........well maybe some of the food.

    1 · April 18, 2011

  • Paul S.

    Excellent Trip with a great group of people... Had a lot of fun and enjoyed all the hikes and adventures. Thanks John for putting this together, and I look forward to the next one!!!!

    1 · April 18, 2011

  • ! That JOHN G.

    ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE TIME.... STUNNING scenery, great hiking... and a terrific group of people!!

    1 · April 13, 2011

  • carol

    http://www.tomtaybackband.com/
    This place is called Red Rocks "n" Roll, might be fun to check too. Oldies but goodies.

    1 · April 12, 2011

  • ! That JOHN G.

    BTW... Cadillac Angels are playin' at the "Oak Creek Brewery" in Sedona on Friday Night!!! http://www.oakcreekbrew.com/oakcreek/home.php

    1 · April 12, 2011

  • Martha

    Hi there! Sorry for the last minute add, and the problems it might cause! I was wondering if there was anyone who needed a roommate for Thursday night. I would split the bill of course. If not, I have my sleeping bag and would be willing to split a room and sleep on the floor if possible. If not, I'll rent my own room, no worries, just let me know either way. Thanks! Really looking forward to this!!! :)

    1 · April 12, 2011

  • Lorie

    Irina, you can teach us songs in Russian!! That would be super cool!!

    1 · April 12, 2011

  • Lorie

    Irina...WE ARE!!!

    1 · April 12, 2011

  • Lorie

    John...YOU ROCK!!! Thanks for throwing out the tunes!!! Can't believe I made a Flashdance reference....Oy Vey, didn't remember where song came from, let alone by whom!!! LMAO!!

    1 · April 12, 2011

  • ! That JOHN G.

    @Lorie.... is that lyric from "Flashdance"???

    April 12, 2011

  • Nina

    Is it Wednesday yet? Can't wait! It will be AWESOME!!

    1 · April 12, 2011

  • Lorie

    I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it, oh no, I'm about to lose control and I think I like it, oh yea...yay Sedona!!

    1 · April 12, 2011

  • ! That JOHN G.

    http://files.meetup.com/596486/SEDONA-MAP.pdf

    ---DOWNLOAD MAP OF SEDONA AREA. We'll be going to Boynton Canyon, Palatki Ruins, Cathedral Rock, Red Rocks Crossing, the Chapel, Bell Rock, Schnebly Hill Medicine Circle, Jerome and possibly Fay Canyon

    1 · April 11, 2011

  • ! That JOHN G.

    YAY!!! looks like the hotel situation is SET!! I've got an extra SUITE ($161 / day) and a SINGLE room ($100-ish) at the IRIS INN that I'll be cancelling at noon on TUESDAY. If anyone wants to pick them up, E-me at ComedyCrapola@aol before that; otherwise, they'll be available shortly after 12 noon.

    April 11, 2011

  • ! That JOHN G.

    Kathlene needs a room-mate... so... I came across another SUITE at the IRIS INN in case another 2 people would want to cancel their room and move in with her.

    The SUITE is at the IRIS INN in Sedona... has a separate room with KING SIZED BED... a FULL SIZED KITCHEN, a Murphy bed and a fold-out couch, BOTH QUEEN SIZED in the living area. It's $161 a night + tax

    If 2 people would want to do the switch let me know BEFORE NOON on Tuesday OR if 1 person wants to room with her in a standard room

    April 11, 2011

  • Nancy F

    http://www.greatsedonahikes.com/
    Good information! Has a list of their 10 favorite hikes as well.

    April 11, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I still have a room at the Days Inn. Sleeps two, Auto Club rate is $100/night.
    I also have room for two people in my car. Leaving from SF Valley on Wednesday morning.

    April 10, 2011

  • Brent

    Kip (Katherine) from another site is looking for someone who has a room to share. Is there anything still available?

    April 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have an extra room at the Days Inn Sedona, if anybody is still looking for a place to stay. It's a couple miles away from the Iris, but a little cheaper. Auto Club rate is roughly $100/night (tax included) for a room with 2 queen beds. Any takers?

    April 8, 2011

  • Nancy F

    This is going to be sooooooo much fun! And a big THANK YOU to you John for doing so much research and making it happen!!!

    1 · April 8, 2011

  • Lorie

    TO ANYONE SHARING A ROOM AT THE IRIS INN. YOU MUST GIVE THEM CC INFO AT CHECK IN OR PAY CASH TO PERSON WHO'S NAME IS ON REZ. AFTER CHECK IN ALL CHARGES AUTOMATICALLY GO TO CARD USED TO RESERVE ROOM. Hope this makes life easier :o)

    April 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I still have room in my car. Is there anybody who's in a full car but wants to switch and get some extra leg room?

    April 8, 2011

  • ! That JOHN G.

    Irina... Judy and Ebie are with you in the Suite!!!

    April 7, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm interested in the suite for sure. I'll email you for details.

    April 7, 2011

  • ! That JOHN G.

    Irina just signed on... I've got an extra SUITE at IRIS Inn... are there 2 people that would want to room with her???? (maybe even move from a different hotel??) the suite has a separate bedroom with a queen bed, and 2 fold-out couch beds jn the living area and a FULL KITCHEN. (they say it'll sleep 6, but I think 3 would be comfy) It's $158 a day total. OR... would anyone want to share a standard room with her???

    April 7, 2011

  • ! That JOHN G.

    Irina... we'll make it work out

    April 7, 2011

  • Nancy F

    John, as much as would love to ride with you, I am giving up my seat in your car. I am going to ride with Paul who is geographically compatible to me and will swing by my place to pick me up. Thanks!

    April 7, 2011

  • Nancy F

    Hi Judy, I am in N. Hollywood and would like to do the swap since John is down south as well. Call me at[masked] please to discuss more details.

    April 7, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm leaving from the SF Valley and I have a passenger who's looking for a ride from Redondo. Is there anybody who lives closer to Redondo who would be willing to do a passenger "swap"? If you can take Kip, I'll take one of your passengers who's closer to me.

    April 7, 2011

  • Lorie

    I still have a queen room available to anyone that wants to share, move to main hotel, or have private space at IRIS INN. $107 a night. No bites yet, will cancel Rez Friday.

    April 6, 2011

  • Paul S.

    We just had a passenger cancellation in my car so, if anyone needs a ride out to Sedona from the SFValley, with Shurovi and I, email me and let me know... Thanks! :) ([masked])

    April 6, 2011

  • Tessa M.

    I just called Central Reservations 800# to switch my room reservation over to someone else and they lowered the rate without any prompting from me. (That's outsourcing for you). It may be worth it to those that do have reservations to call and see if you can get a lowered rate. Can't hurt! (This is @ the Iris btw)

    April 5, 2011

  • Nina

    To those who are still looking for a room to share: I have an EXTRA room that I will be canceling tomorrow. 2 queen beds, $102 per night (including taxes) at the Star Motel, close to Iris Garden. Let me know by tomorrow noon if you want to re-book in your name, otherwise I will cancel.

    April 5, 2011

  • ! That JOHN G.

    People in MY car... to avoid traffic, we're leaving from my place in Culver City at 7AM. We're taking the 10 FWY to Phoenix. E-Mail me at ComedyCrapola@aol and I'll send you my address.

    April 5, 2011

  • ! That JOHN G.

    NEW INFO:

    Nina has an extra ROOM/ double bed; her E-mail is:

    moonhaus2001@yahoo

    Judy has extra room in her car. her E-mail is:

    pez10s@aol

    April 5, 2011

  • Nancy F

    Whom are you asking Jacque?

    April 5, 2011

  • Nancy F

    Yes, John I am in N. Hollywood and need to figure out where to meet. Which way are you heading out?

    April 5, 2011

  • Tessa M.

    Thanks Lorie and Nancy! If you find a small, uneven pool table, get really drunk and play some bad pool in my honor and then I will be there in spirit! :)

    April 5, 2011

  • Nancy F

    I agree Tessa. We will miss you.

    April 5, 2011

  • Lorie

    We will miss having you there Tessa!!! :o(

    April 5, 2011

  • Tessa M.

    oh and again!!! Damn!

    April 5, 2011

  • Tessa M.

    Yikes! Some strange typos occurred there from cutting and pasting. I really do know how to spell, have proper grammar and did not reserve a ?kink? bed.

    April 5, 2011

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