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Nov 09 2000
TimGabel
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61 male
 Joined Jul 06 2002
 Washington
White House Ruin Trail - Canyon de ChellyNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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TimGabel
Hiking 500 AEG
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500 ft AEG
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When on vacation in September in Arizona, I drove a long way to get to Canyon De Chelly, but it was a beautiful sight when I saw the canyon walls and floor for the first time, I thought it one of the most awesome things I've ever beheld. The trail is steep, but wide and looking down the trail, one wonders if it's worth the trip all the way down to the floor of the valley (about a half-hour down and over an hour trip back up to the top). I didn't have the time or energy to do it, but walked as far down the trail as I thought I could and then back up. The scenery was outstanding and almost unbelievably colorful and the rock formations are incredible.
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Nov 08 2000
TimGabel
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 Photos 26
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61 male
 Joined Jul 06 2002
 Washington
Cathedral Rock Trail #170 - SedonaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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TimGabel
Hiking 608 AEG
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608 ft AEG
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I traveled to the Sedona area in early September this year. I had good information from the web about how to get to Cathedral Rock and missed the turn anyway, but eventually got to the spot and got a park in the lot right away, it was mid-week. A bit awesome, and overpowering at first sight. I really didn't think I would make it, but I persevered on to the (top) but the climb was scary and steep at least toward the end. There were rock markers, but unfortunately I didn't follow them well. I took a lot of water, but had already hiked 10 miles in Boynton Canyon earlier that day and got dried out and was completely spent by the time I got to the plateau were it seemed as far as anyone was going. I rested a good long time and took some really great photos of The Rock up there! The way down was equally scary, but I made it without any slips. Did I mention I'm scared of heights? I'm from Washington, DC and was on my summer vacation in Arizona. I'm including a photo or two. (as seen above)
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Nov 06 2000
TimGabel
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 Photos 26
 Triplogs 4

61 male
 Joined Jul 06 2002
 Washington
Boyce ThompsonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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TimGabel
Hiking 100 AEG
Hiking
100 ft AEG
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I walked through the Boyce-Thompson Arboretum in late August when on vacation in Arizona. I'm a 40 year old man from Washington, DC. It was a hot day and the arboretum was closing in 35 minutes, (5 pm) but that was just enough time to get through the loop hike. Not challenging, but filled with beautiful plants and I saw what I thought was a chipmunk and hummingbirds and lots of butterflies. The rock formations in and surrounding the park are quite impressive as well. Given a little more time, I probably would have enjoyed the hike more, with so many different gardens and areas I didn't get time to go see, I'm sure you could spend hours there and not see all the park has to offer. Lots of parking and small entrance fee.
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Oct 09 2000
TimGabel
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 Photos 26
 Triplogs 4

61 male
 Joined Jul 06 2002
 Washington
Boynton Canyon Trail #47Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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TimGabel
Hiking 685 AEG
Hiking
685 ft AEG
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On vacation in Arizona in September I made my way toward Sedona and on to Boynton Canyon, arriving around 10:30 am and the parking lot was almost full at the trailhead. Planning on a 10 mile round trip, I took a lot of water and food and was well rested. It is an amazing valley with a wide range of zones that smoothly blend from one into another. The rock formations are astounding and brilliant. The pines are tall and the breeze whizzes through them as you walk through the forest. I saw a beautiful doe in the woods as I neared the end of the trail. The end of the trail is a steep climb and was the best view of all from my point of view. It is arduous toward the end and seemed like it would never come, but trails end is indescribable. Worth the work in every way. Most of the trail is very easy. I took 3 rolls of film. It was hard not to take photos, there is so much I wanted to remember and the photos really help.
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