Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Long Canyon Trail Sedona

We've been trying to take a hike every weekend since I started this new job.  You know, two weeks ago.  But seriously, we (meaning Don & I) love to hike.  And for some reason this year Kendall is joining us.  Hey, whatever gets her out of the house & away from Grey's Anatomy! 

Kendall and her dad picked this Sedona hike called the Long Canyon Trail out of our Cosmic Ray Flagstaff & Sedona Favorite Hikes Book.  (That book is AWESOME, by the way!)  It's 7 miles round trip, which sounds worse than it is.  We only took Maggie with us today.  The little dogs wouldn't have enjoyed all.
The hike was sandy at times (I loved that part, Kendall did not).  And there were a bazillion butterflies & bugs all around.  There was one spot where it smelled like honeysuckle all around us.  Amazing! 
Kendall wanted to take a break about 1/2 mile from the end.  She'd seen enough & was done.  Thought we should just leave her in the middle of a dry creek bed & go ahead without her.  As badly as I wanted to see the end (there were supposed to be petroglyphs & ruins, dang it!) I was not leaving my teenage daughter in the middle of a dry creek bed.  Alone.  So I didn't get to see the end of the trail...**sigh**
I like to take photos ala "Yes Man!"  Zooey Deschanel is a jogging photographer & takes photos randomly all over the place.  So while we're hiking, I pull out my camera & snap photos over my head.  I love to do it.  Sometimes it works...sometimes not.
Then somewhere down the trail my husband decided that I'm not in any photos & started taking them of me.  Yipee! 

That's me yelling "yipee!"  It was a good day!  I cannot wait to see where we'll hike next weekend!

1 comment:

  1. How fun! I wish there was someplace to hike around here. There is not. Unless you want to risk being chopped up into little pieces and left by the freeway. Which I do not.