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Jan 18 2016
syoung
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 Joined May 23 2012
 Mesa, AZ
Eagle's Nest Trail - RRSPSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 18 2016
syoung
Hiking2.27 Miles 197 AEG
Hiking2.27 Miles   1 Hour   7 Mns   2.03 mph
197 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
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1st trip
With a 3 day weekend due to the holiday we wanted to get away for a bit. The 3rd quarter started off rough for both of us as we had parent teacher conferences literally the first day back from winter break.

We both decided that a day trip to Sedona was in order. We received a free day pass for a state park the day we got engaged at the Grand Canyon and decided to finally use it. The trails are obviously very well maintained and the park itself has some pretty decent views of the surrounding areas. It would be a spectacular area to visit in the fall to absorb the fall colors. The ground was littered with the remains of the fall foliage and definitely had an upstate NY feel to it.

The plan was to take the Eagles Nest trail up to the vista but we just meandered through the several trails on our way. Some parts of the trails were muddy and we did our best not to end up on our backsides. Overall, it was a fun excursion. We had burgers at a place downtown afterwards and enjoyed the views.
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Feb 19 2015
cactuscat
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48 female
 Joined Oct 15 2002
 Safford
Bunkhouse Trail - RRSPSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 19 2015
cactuscat
Hiking2.00 Miles 30 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
30 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Arrived in the Verde Valley yesterday - Miss the Canyon already!
The place I am temporarily staying in Cornville is horrible, and I am desperate to get my own place as quickly as possible! Really - it's horrible ... uncomfortable, and I don't feel safe.
Had today free before I start work tomorrow ... needed to get out of this hellhole, and really needed some nature time.
Being that it's only 20 minutes away, it's free, and I had never been there, Red Rock State Park seemed to be the perfect choice.
Started by checking out the nice little visitor's center, then took Bunkhouse to Smoke, crossed the creek at Black Hawk crossing, then Kisva to Apache Fire, then down and across the Kingfisher Bridge, then the other part of Bunkhouse back to the VC.
Went in and chatted with MaryAnn - a nice volunteer - and asked her if she knew the circumference of the massive cottonwood tree near the Kingfisher Bridge ... she knew the tree I was talking about, apparently it's called the "wedding tree", but not the circumference.
House of Apache Fire is cool. The trails are lovely, and I will certainly be a frequent visitor. Not many birds, and no other wildlife today - but it wasn't the best timing ... next time I will go early.
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