It was such an epic day trip with Joel and my dog Payton up to Munds Mountain!
Since Joel and I do not drive monster trucks we both parked right off of Schnebly Hill rd just past FR 801. I believe the jeep road we took may be FR 949, not sure because it's not labeled on the topo but It did help out by cutting out a bit of mileage to the Commitee Tank.
That is where we encountered two hunters which would be the only people we saw all day, it was nice to have a place of solitude within such close proximity to Sedona.
The climb up Munds is steep but very short and over within moments, once atop you're greeted with relatively flat grasslands with some of the healthiest and largest junipers I've ever seen!
We made our way to the edge of the mountain for a beer break and some views and that's when I was astonished on what I was seeing!
My eyes were mesmerized by the dramatic unique scenery from nearly every angle, I certainly underestimated or perhaps was just unaware of what Munds Mountain had to offer.
After that we continued up Munds to a spot that Joel scoped out that I truly now believe provides the greatest views of Sedona I've ever seen.
We set up our camera gear and soon witnessed one seriously astounding sunset shows that was far greater that I had imagined!
The remainder of our hike was of course in the dark and just before our departure off the summit my dog almost darted off in chase to a nearby javelina but luckily I put her on the leash before she took off!
Other than that it was just a nice cool relaxing walk back with a feeling of satisfaction and a memory card full of photos!