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Great Hikes around Sedona
GREETINGS from Sedona!!
Happy Throwback Thursday! Only one week until Thanksgiving...Did I miss anything?
Okay I'm gonna give you a quick overview of the hikes we did yesterday...but at this point I'm sorry that I don't really have much time to tell you much more.
We started off with:
MUNDS WAGON TRAIL -
This historic trail follows one of the first and most popular cattle trails out of the Sedona area. Upgrading of the trail began in 1896, but its completion as a wagon trail awaited the work of pioneer J.J. Thompson, funded by Coconino County, in 1902. It was known as the Munds Road and later as the Schnebly Hill Road.
Then back to the resort for lunch before we were off again and this time we headed out to...
The scenic trail passes under Coffeepot Rock along the massive red rock cliffs fronting the north edge of Sedona. Along the trail you also skirt Devil’s Kitchen sinkhole.
THE DEVILS KITCHEN SINKHOLE -
The schematic cross section shows that the top portion of the Devils Kitchen sinkhole is at an approximate elevation of 4510 feet above sea level.
Unlike typical karst topography the outcrops in the immediate vicinity of the Devils Kitchen sinkhole contains no limestone. The walls of the collapse area contain massive [Schnebly Hill] sandstone in the upper walls and a much weaker [Hermit Formation] shaly siltstone in the undercut lowest portions of the sinkhole walls. This sinkhole, as well as the similar Devils Dining Room to the south of Sedona is formed as the result of deep-seated collapse of Redwall Limestone caves at depth.
Of course there was more but at this point we've gotta run, do some more hiking, go on a jeep tour, catch another amazing sunset and so forth...
You know how it is...don't you?!
Now one more thing before I go - let us to forget that today is Throwback Thursday and of course I want to share some fun tbt pics with you:
So of course I figured that it would be quite fitting to do some Throwbacks from right here in Sedona!
(Mostly) SEDONA Throwback Pics:
I'll be back. See ya later,